11am-10pm: Heart of Denmark Exhibtion
Get to know Denmark by visiting the entertaining ‘Heart of Denmark’ exhibition. Share ideas on the artistic ‘Happy Wall’ outside the Pavilion and check out the cool Danish bicycles on display whilst charging you phone on our smartbikes! Open to the public.
11am - 4pm: Football Fever and flavoursome food
Expect flags, music, face paint and lots of football fun at the Heart of Denmark pavilion for this festive football fever pre-game party. Denmark and Brazil are set to lock horns in the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament after Denmark secured their place by reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship last year. The match will be played in Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador at 10pm but kick off at the Heart of Denmark pavilion will be at 4pm when professional Danish futsal player, 26-year-old Morten Haugland and his Brazilian team mates show off their skills with an incredible freestyle futsal performance on Ipanema Beach. The Danish super talent, who plays futsal for Botafogo/Helencio, the ruling champions of Campeonato Carioca - the official Regional Championship of Rio de Janeiro, is the first Dane in history to play futsal professionally in Brazil. During this fun event guests will also get a chance to sample some traditional Danish open faced sandwiches known to the Danes as smørrebrød.
5pm-7pm: DJ Sunset Session with DJ KANT
DJ KANT is a Copenhagen-based producer and electronic music artist, who is gaining strong international attention at the moment. He came up in the more experimental segment of the Copenhagen electronic scene, and has dropped official remixes for the likes of MØ, Jessie J and NERO. Things really took a turn when his latest release ‘Nightcall’, made an incredible 3 million streams on Spotify, and picked up immediate tastemaker support on BBC Radio with heavyweight hosts like Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong.
Take part in the daily challenge which will be announced on the Heart of Denmark Facebook event.
Created by Danish artist and designer Thomas Dambo, the happy wall is an installation consisting of hundreds of wooden blocks on spinners in various colours. By flipping the blocks into different patterns, you can create your own statement and really express yourself on a large scale.
You will pass the interactive Together Wall just before you exit the pavilion. The wall highlights the 7 themes of the pavilion (live together, commute together, eat together, play together, innovate together, design together and recycle together) along with UN’s 17 Sustainable Goals for 2020. Try the Together Wheel, take a selfie by the ‘Together we will-grid’, and finish the ‘Together we will…’ sentence with your own suggestion using @togetherwewill #heartofdenmark #GlobalGoals
Send a postcard from Denmark - on Ipanema. When you Stand in front of the interactive screen, it will trace your face and place you in a classic Danish scenery. Afterwards, feel free to share your postcard on social media using the Danish Pavilion’s official hashtag, #heartofdenmark, or send to friends and family.
A virtual tour of Denmark
In Denmark, cycling is a way of life. So do like the Danes and discover open nature and bikeable cities by pedal power when you pass the grass covered cargo bike. Inspired by the H.C Andersen fairy tale, “The Flying Trunk”, the cargo-bike will be carrying red suitcases for you to jump in to and discover the Danish way of life on a virtual-reality tour.