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.
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 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.
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.’