Dutch Pavilion

Expo 2008 Zaragoza

Category: World Expos
Year: 2008
Location: Zaragoza, Spain

Concept, architecture & graphics:
Totems Amsterdam
Production: Gielissen

Title: Building with nature
From 14 June to 14 September 2008, the Netherlands was represented with its own pavilion at the EXPO Zaragoza 2008 in Spain. The central focus of the pavilion was the country’s ever-present resource, water. We framed a piece of a polder landscape and used it as the pavilion’s main spatial feature. We presented it as an abstract form and let it function as a podium for the multimedia experience. After entering the pavilion visitors were led through different thematic presentations, up to the entrance of the projection room.