In MVRDV’s early years, we designed the Dutch Pavilion at the 2000 World Expo in Hannover. The design was a response to the Dutch theme for the Expo, “Holland Creates Space”. Instead of occupying the full site, six Dutch landscapes were stacked into a tower on one portion of the site, while the remainder of the area became an open outdoor space within the Expo grounds. The project is currently being transformed into a co-working office building, and two new buildings will be added on the space surrounding the pavilion, one containing student housing and the other hosting offices and parking.
Would you like to know more about this unique project? Then join the next Creative Holland Live on June 29 where founding partner Jacob van Rijs will join a panel discussion to elaborate on the ideas behind the Expo 2000.
Creative Holland Live is a series of online inspiration sessions to enhance lively and instructive interaction between creative makers and entrepreneurs about their international ambitions and experiences. It will take place from Het Nieuwe Instituut on June 29 during the Rotterdam Architecture Month. The theme of this edition will revolve around the Dutch Pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai.
- Date & time: June 29 – 16:30-17:45 (CET).
- Join the event (in Dutch) and find more information here.