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NewsNews • 9 Jul 2021

Flevoland Food Forum reveals a compelling adobe façade drawn from the land beneath

Located in the Netherlands, Flevoland Food Forum pavilion is positioned more than four meters below sea level on the Floriade Park in Almere. The building reveals the story of the site in a unique way by lifting a 5-meter thick layer of Flevoland soil to the sea-level line.  Maarten Feenstra Designed by architectural firm Doepel Strijkers, the building concept is inspired by the principles of Nature-Based Building and incorporates principles of ‘circular building’ by closing water, energy, material, waste and food cycles as far as possible in a didactic manner.  Maarten Feenstra The ground floor of the pavilion makes reference to the nearby sea with its light, reflective and transparent nature. The floor is... More