Harvest the future of sustainable farming
Sustainable solutions through out-of-the-box creativity
The Netherlands Pavilion’s eco-friendly exterior of reclaimed iron might remind you of the past, but this place belongs to the sustainable future. In the middle of the arid Dubai desert, the pavilion uses innovative engineering to create a “closed-loop” biotope, producing its own energy, water and even food. A towering 17-metre-tall central cone provides an impressive focal point, upon which edible greens such as cress and sprouts are grown. Within the pavilion is a unique multi-sensory show that highlights the closed-loop farm’s wonders, from the water harvested from thin air to the mushrooms grown on the walls.
Netherlands Pavilion 360
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A closed loop of sustainability
Innovative and sustainable, the Netherlands Pavilion not only sourced its construction materials locally in the UAE, but functions as a “closed-loop” biotope that produces its own energy, water, and even food. Shaped like an enormous theatre stage, the sides and back of the pavilion are built from orange-red reclaimed metal beams that form a wavy accordion-like pattern inside and out. The roof is constructed from huge metal tubes bound together into panels.