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Report - Netherlands Pavilion, Expo 2000 Site, Hannover Germany, November 2012

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by PCWOX, Nov 19, 2012.

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    Visited on a trip to Germany. The Expo 2000 area is now a mix of offices and old empty buildings from the Expo 2000 Trade fair in Hannover that ran from May to October 2000. Access was straightforward, and no-one was near the building at all when I visited. Some history taken from Wikipedia:

    Located at '3' Europa Boulevard, the Dutch pavilion was one of the most popular buildings, winning international acclaim, and was designed by the firm MVRDV. The theme of the 36 m high building (the fair's tallest structure) was "Holland creates Space". Six Holland eco-system landscapes were stacked to showcase how a country can make the most out of a small space. Guests entered on the ground floor and moved through the exhibit space via grand exterior staircases that wrapped around the building. The top level contained a small lake surrounded with windmills that generated power for the building. The interior spaces were designed by MET Studio. The original plan was to dismantle the building and move it back to Amsterdam, but it was determined that it would be much cheaper to just create a new building from scratch. As of 2006 the building sits empty and is partially looted with windows smashed and garbage everywhere.

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