The central theme of Dutch Design Week 2022 is Get Set. It indicates a shift in mindset: We're bracing ourselves, it's time to take action and we have to do it together. The Solar Pavilion realized the transition from solar technology to solar design through an inspiring collaboration between designers, engineers, builders and innovators. It resulted in a pavilion full of poetry and pragmatism in which the energy of the sun provides an extraordinary experience.
It is not a building in the traditional sense, but a temporary circular climate system – a biotope – with an intense, sensory experience.
The Green House Floriade
The exhibition greenhouse is by far the largest building at the Floriade 2022 in Almere. It is constructed entirely from standard greenhouse elements and its prominent, raised central axis reveals its special function. The scale and unusual profile of the greenhouse make it a temporary icon for the horticulture sector at the Floriade.
The Municipality of The Hague has developed Grote Marktstraat into the city’s main shopping street with an international ambience. The street has been turned into a sophisticated, car-free shopping boulevard. In line with this ambition, the old Sijthoff City has been transformed from a down-at-heel 1980s office building into a sophisticated retail Mecca.
Now that the Houthaven neighbourhood is no longer used for the transhipment of timber, this section of land is changing into a mixed creative area, while retaining its industrial character. Soon this will be home to large ships, stylish fashion, rugged factories, lively television recordings and theatre shows. Mediahaven turns making television into a public and open experience, and it is a creative pioneer that has brought expression to the transformation of Houthavens.