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The contribution of our partners in the closed-loop biotope at the Dutch Pavillion

Did you know that the Dutch Pavilion was designed and constructed as a temporary, circular climate system? Built using locally sourced materials that are all reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable, the pavilion functions as a closed-loop biotope that generates water, food, and energy.

We are proud that our partners Signify, Koppert Biological Systems, Hoogendoorn Growth Management and MJ-Tech B.V. provide their innovative solutions for the closed-loop biotope.

Supplied its high quality, energy-efficient LED lighting and control systems that help fulfill the purpose of the sustainability district. They also prepared the lighting design, and supported with the testing and commissioning of the lighting control system.

Provided the knowledge and biological solutions to control pests and diseases in the plants in a sustainable way. Demonstrating how it contributes towards 100% sustainable agriculture and horticulture, to promote biodiversity and enhance food safety.

Provided the essential IIVO process computer, sensors and smart cameras. Herewith, the cultivation of the lettuce will be precisely controlled and monitored. Moreover, a production increase in the Cone will be realized in the most sustainable manner.

Controls the humidity to protect the growing of the crops in the Dutch Biotope and will contribute to an overall more pleasant climate in the Netherlands Pavilion.

'Sustainable Construction Project of the Year Award'

The Netherlands Pavilion has won the ‘Sustainable Construction Project of the Year Award’, as part of the renowned Big 5 Impact Awards in Dubai!

The Netherlands Pavilion was designed and constructed in close collaboration with consortium partners: V8 Architects , Expomobilia – MCH Live Marketing Solutions AG, Witteveen Bos and Kossmanndejong

The pavilion is designed as a temporary, circular climate system in which water is harvested from the air, energy is collected from the sun and edible plants and oyster mushrooms are grown. Locally rented sheet piles and pipes are used as main construction materials and its interior is finished with bio-based and reusable materials. By returning or reusing all materials after Expo 2020 Dubai ends, the pavilion’s ecological footprint has been kept minimal.


Meet Expo Champion Meiny Prins

She devotes a large part of her life to promoting sustainability, innovation and internationalisation.

‘We want to inspire other big cities in the world by showing that an integral approach for sustainable food production will stimulate entrepreneurship and social cohesion and will create a green living environment.

Changing the way we produce and transport food will kick-start the circular economy and stop food waste altogether.’

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