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Oct 07, 2016

Hungarian Revolution 'time tunnel' unveiled in Canada

The designers say that taking a trip through the time tunnel enables travelers to follow the path of the over 37 000 Hungarians who fled to Canada after the Revolution

With the sixtieth anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution upon us, a group of Hungarian designers have created a memorial “time tunnel” in Budapest Park, Toronto, to commemorate the milestone.

Origo.hu reveals that the structure, the work of Budapest-based architecture and design studio Hello Wood, was created with support from the 1956 Memorial Committee, the organization in charge of dispensing funding for commemorating the anniversary of the anti-Soviet uprising.

According to the website, one end of the tunnel symbolizes the Hungarian flag with the Stalinist coat of arms cut from the middle and the other a Canadian maple leaf.

The designers say that taking a trip through the time tunnel enables travelers to follow the path of the over 37,000 Hungarians who fled to Canada after the Revolution.
 
“To mark the anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight, we wanted to show the widest-possible spectrum of Hungarian culture and art, such as various branches dance, music, fine arts, film and architecture, to the Canadian public," Stefánia Szabó, Consul General in Canada, told origo.hu.

The installation’s plans were created in Budapest but the tunnel was built in Canada out of local material, she added.

“We are confident that Canadian Hungarians will like the installations just as Canadians will and we will succeed in making an event less known by today’s young generation more visible," Szabó concluded.