goedefroo + goedefroo

projectflower world exhibition
locationVenlo NL
Floriade Venlo 2012 : A theatre of nature

The Floriade World Horticultural Expo has been held every ten years in the Netherlands since1960.
The theme for this year’s show,which is being organised inVenlo, in the Dutch province of Limburg, is “Be part of the theatre of nature, get closer to the quality of life”.

For the first time in history Belgium will have a pavilion at the world horticultural expo.
The architects for the Belgian pavilion, the firm of goedefroo+goedefroo architects from Wielsbeke inWest Flanders, have come up with the original concept of cutting open the natural environment, raising it, and thus creating a space that will be the pavilion – an enclosed space under the cover of nature.
This folded surface simultaneously constitutes the roof of the pavilion and the garden.