The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio

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The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Exterior photography, Facade, Windows
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

Text description provided by the architects. The natural pavilion is an almost 100% bio-based, circular and completely dismountable inspired pavilion that can be rebuilt in a different configuration in a different place. The Dutch national government pavilion was designed and built in one year for Expo Floriade 2022, and focuses on the spatial challenges currently facing the Netherlands: the energy and raw materials transition, solving the housing shortage , making agriculture more sustainable, restoring biodiversity and adapting to climate change. The natural pavilion serves as a showcase for innovative bio-based construction and contributes to the increased application and scaling up of bio-based solutions.

The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Exterior photography, Windows
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

Simple but ingenious construction concept. The building concept is simple yet ingenious and consists of two main elements; An elegant framework of wooden beams from native wood as a structurally evident shell, whose modules are connected by a universal steel connection element; 2. A flexible infill of the frame with bio-based and reused materials such as wooden floors, bio-based walls and reused glass windows, with which any space can be created and which can meet specific needs . conditions, such as acoustic or fire safety requirements.

The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Exterior photography, Windows
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
The natural pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Exterior photography, Facade
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
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Ground floor plan
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Remountable. Thanks to the dry connections, the pavilion can be completely dismantled and rebuilt in a different configuration. After the Floriade Expo 2022, it will serve as an exhibition space and cinema hall in various Dutch nature reserves. After 2025 it will be part of the FlevoCampus sustainable food project.

The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Outdoor photography, Wood, Beam, Garden
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

Minimum technical installations. The compact pavilion has been optimized to ensure pleasant conditions with a minimum of technical installations. Wood louvers are parametrically designed for optimal balance between sunlight and temperature, resulting in unique facades on either side. The self-adjusting glass louvers on the facades, as well as the roof windows, allow natural thermal ventilation and cooling. Wooden sawtooth roofs provide soft northern light into the atrium, minimizing the amount of artificial lighting needed.

The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Interior Photography, Wood, Windows, Facade, Beam, Handrail
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Interior photography, Staircase, Facade, Glass, Steel, Beam
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

95% biobased materials. Almost all materials used in the pavilion are biobased and renewable. In addition to the original Dutch wood for the framework and the wooden floors and stairs (CLT), all the interior walls are made of leftover materials from agriculture and horticulture such as straw, flax, paprika stalks and spinach seeds. The window glass is reused from a government building in The Hague.

The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Interior photography, Facade, Windows, Beam
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
The natural pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Interior photography, lighting, windows, beam
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee
The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Interior photography, Staircase, Beam, Handrail
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

Nature-inclusive and climate-adaptive. The pavilion shows how flora and fauna can be integrated into the built environment, how biodiversity in the city can be enhanced, and how buildings can help store and cool rainwater in cities. Surrounded by fruit trees and swales, and with its horizontal and vertical rainwater buffer, as well as the integration of nesting facilities, food supply and rooftop planting, the pavilion shows how buildings can contribute to nature inclusion and climate adaptation.

The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Interior photography, Wood, Beam
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee

Minimal environmental impact. The environmental impact of the pavilion is minimal due to the use of bio-based and circular materials, the minimization of the use of materials, the light wooden pile foundation and the integration of greenery into the building. The framework and the wall elements were manufactured in the workshop for “plug and play” assembly, resulting in extremely low CO2 emissions. The pavilion demonstrates that circular, bio-based and energy-neutral homes, schools and offices can be rapidly scaled up to industrial scale with the application of a wide variety of greenery.

The Natural Pavilion / DP6 architectuurstudio - Exterior photography, Facade, Windows
© Daria Scagliola & Stijn Brakkee