17th FINA World Championships

OPENING CEREMONY

Budapest, Hungary, 2017

How did we improve on the timeless perfection of such a historic city, already recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site? How did we plug such a monumental technical set-up into the heart of a city that was never intended as an entertainment venue? This was the challenge facing the ECA2 team. The biggest sports event in Hungary’s history began in Budapest on July 14th 2017 with a spectacular opening ceremony.

For this one night only, the Danube, the Buda Castle, the Chain Bridge… it all became a single vast theatre covering a total area of 200,000sqm including a challenging floating set-up right thereon the river with a size equivalent of 3 football fields.