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 follow this Creative Holland panel discussion where our founding partner Jacob van Rijs shares and elaborates on the ideas behind the Expo 2000.