When the Olympic Games 2016 kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Denmark will welcome foreigners and locals alike with a spectacular Danish National House on Rio's world-famous Ipanema Beach. Dubbed the 'Heart of Denmark', a 300 m2 beach pavilion will showcase the best of Danish culture, business, sports and tourism, highlight Danish core values and competencies, and include an exciting exhibition area with fun activities and games, DJ sunset sessions, concerts, and much more..
The Danish pavilion is designed by the acclaimed Henning Larsen Architects, offers free admission to the public and is, as the only national house, located at the iconic Ipanema Beach.
It is the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth and VisitDenmark who's in charge of the Danish pavilion on Ipanema, which is supported by among others, The Danish Industry Foundation, Nordea Foundation, Realdania and Grundfos.
* it's the only national hospitality house located on the iconic Ipanema Beach in Rio
* it's a sail-inspired 300m2 pavilion designed by Henning Larsen Architects
* it's inaugurated on 2 August and open to the public from 3 August until 21 August 2016 daily bw. 11am-10pm
* it's dubbed the 'Heart of Denmark' - in portugese 'Coração da Dinamarca'
* it's got a 75m2 play area by LEGO adjacent to the pavilion