A sustainable building
The Flevoland Food Forum pavilion visualises the history of Flevoland in a very special way. The gable on the top floor represents sea level and Flevoland’s fertile soil.
Nature as the basis
Food Forum was designed by architectural firm DoepelStrijkers and was inspired by the principles of Nature Based Building. A good example of this is the roof overhang, which creates natural shade, and a whole range of renewable materials have been used too. The upstairs area consists largely of wood. The concrete floor downstairs is made entirely from recycled concrete. The finishing floor upstairs has been reinforced with elephant grass (Miscanthus); this makes the end product much lighter than traditional concrete; it’s sound-proof and fully recyclable too. The breathing loam façade regulates moisture naturally and helps create a healthy indoor climate. The ground floor is light and transparent, just like water.