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Solar Pavilion

An energetic place to experience the poetic power of the sun where the beauty and the sensory nature of solar energy are exhibited in rhythm and colour.

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Like a 'solar blanket' the Solar Pavilion harvests the sun's energy, which is then used to spread the sun's heat in the dark space under the 'solar blanket' using infrared radiation.

Using the latest techniques and aesthetic solar panels, energy and heat are generated on-site. This pavilion shows the power and influence of design in the transition to a sustainable sun-driven future. 


The pavilion's design intentionally exposes its structure to allow visitors to understand how it works visually. The pavilion consists of a robust steel construction that is circular and demountable, facilitating easy disassembly and reuse of its components after the event.

The Solar Pavilion served as the concluding element of the Solar Biennial, a month-long event curated by van Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen, a movement towards a solar-powered future.

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Dutch Design Week 2022

Developed with V8 Architects, Kameleon Solar, Reijrink Staalconstructie, Aldowa, Trilux, Adviesbureau Tielemans, Tentech, Roodenberg Staalkabels,PV: E-Technics, DVP,Greeniuz, KWS infra

Thanks to:  Dutch Design Week, Bakkers Hommen and V8 Architects and Kameleon Solar

Photography by Lucas Schilder, Aiste Rakauskaite

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