The Natural Pavilion, Floriade Expo 2022

The Natural Pavilion is an almost 100% bio-based, circular inspiration-pavilion that can be completely disassembled in order to be rebuilt in a different configuration at a different location.

The Dutch National pavilion has been specially designed for Floriade 2022 Expo, and reflects the theme of the challenges facing land-use planning in The Netherlands: the energy and resources transition, solutions to the housing shortage, increasing sustainability in the agricultural sector, recovery of biodiversity, and climate adaptation. The Natural Pavilion is a textbook example of innovative, biologically-sourced construction, and represents a contribution to the proliferation and scaling-up of bio-based building solutions.
 Buiten - Corner - open


 Binnen - hall
The constructional concept is simple but ingenious, and based on two central elements:

  1. An elegant matrix of indigenous, locally-sourced wooden beams forms the clear construction framework , connected by universal, recycled-steel joints.

  2. A versatile application of components into the framework with biologically-sourced and recycled materials such as CLT floors and walls, and windows of re-used glass, permitting the creation of any desired space – including specific conditions such as acoustic or fire-safety demands.



 Doorsnede innovaties
 Entrance


 Binnen - gallerij
The environmental impact of the pavilion is kept to a minimum through a combination of bio-based and reusable materials, maximal reduction of resource-use, a light foundation of wooden piles, and integration of green elements into the building. The framework and wall elements are ‘plug-and-play’ prefabricated in the workshop, resulting in extremely low carbon emission. 

The pavilion demonstrates how circular, bio-based and energy-neutral housing, schools and offices can rapidly be developed on an industrial scale, incorporating a wide variety of green elements.

 Proces


 Buiten - Frontal - cropped

Details

START PROJECT
2021

COMPLETION
2022

CLIENT
Noordereng Groep (i.o.v. Floriade Expo)

ADDRESS
Archerpad 6, Almere

ADVISORS
ABT | HE adviseurs | Adviesbureau Luning | Hupperts Architectural Engineering | Heko Spanten | Bureau Nico Wissing | Hedgehog Company | Lomans Totaalinstallateur | De Groene Jongens | Staats Bosbeheer | TNO | Next Nature Network i.s.m. Studio Harm Rensink

PHOTOGRAPHY
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SURFACE (GFA)
987 sqm

EXECUTION
Post Bouw Urk | Lomans Totaalinstallateur | De Kuiper en Reimert Aderlaar | Ferross | HEKO Spanten | HB Oss

PUBLICATIONS
Nominated Almere Architecture Award 2022

Location

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