Program Dutch Innovation Experience – pavilion for Floriade 2022
Location Almere (NL)
Area 600 sqm
Phase competition entry
Design Team Giacomo Garziano, Daniele Colombati, Simone Piccolo, Maria Pachi
Partner Architect Woonpioniers
Manufacturer Fiction Factory
Material research Teresa van Dongen
Landscape The Dutch Wave
Footprint calculation primum
Main contractor kubik
Started in 1960, Floriade is a horticultural show held in the Netherlands once every 10 years. “How can you make a densely built city greener, funnier, liveable and sustainable?” This is the question Floriade tries to answer for the 2022 edition of Almere.
Our entrance to the pavilion responds to the brief with a biophilic approach: a completely biobased pavilion made up of 6 domes hosts 10 different exhibitors in an organic way integrating the exhibition with a typical landscape of the local wetlands.
The main structure is made up of a grid of wooden poles, intertwined with CNC milled joints. This structure is covered on the inside with a fabric of algae covered with mycelium. The facade / roof is covered with reed panels as in the local tradition.