Dutch Pavillon for the International Horticultural Expo in Xi’an

We love the flower pavillon made of steel and bamboo from Archipelontwerpers for the International Horticultural Exposition 2011 in Xi’an The pavilion merges technological and organical design into one. The overall design refers to a most important part of sustainability, namely production processes. This design shows that one can create diversity within a typical production process and thus create mass customization. Diversity is sustainability. This will be the upcoming challenge in regard to the mssive growth within Chinese cities. It will prove to be immensely sustainable to offer flexibility in productional processes in relation to housing solutions. The flowerpavilion, located at the shore has been designed through an algoritmic morph. For this Archipelontwerpers have used the city outline of Xi’An and the outline of Holland to create the shape of the pavilion. It symbolises the meeting and exchange between two cultures. The pavilion refers also to an artificial calyx. This reference also emphasizes the fusion between design and IT in contemporary design. Most importantly, the pavilion appears as a flower, hence the name flower pavilion, and that is what Holland is most famous for.