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Solar Pavilion

Get recharged at the Solar Pavilion, using the power of the sun

Solar Pavilion — © V8 Architects

The Solar Pavilion is the closing piece of the Solar Biennale 2022. Designed by V8 Architects and Marjan van Aubel Studio, the power of the sun can be seen during the Dutch Design Week. Energy and heat are generated on site, using the latest techniques and aesthetic solar panels.

A sensory experience showing the beauty of a sustainable future

‘Solar energy needs a new perspective, something more personal and that is part of our culture. It's time for Solar design and this Pavillion demonstrates this change.’

Placing people at the heart of the solar revolution, The Solar Pavilion is an energetic meeting place
to experience the poetic, sensory nature of solar energy. Built as the central pavilion for Dutch Design Week 2022, It turns the harvesting of the sun into a new type of space and surface. Visitors can experience that solarPhoto-Voltaic panels can be more than ordinary technical elements and it explores new means of creating solar harvesting surfaces.

Designed by V8 Architects together with Marjan van Aubel Studio, who worked together with Kameleon Solar on the development of a unique set of colorful solar panels, The simple form of the pavilion consists of four robust steel masts between which a sheet of glass solar panels is stretched. It is fully circular and uses borrowed standard building and energy components that will be returned to the owners and partners. As a result, every part of this pavilion can be disassembled and reused afterwards.

About The Solar Biennale

The Solar Biennale, an initiative of solar designers Marjan van Aubel and Pauline van Dongen, counterbalances the prevailing technological and economic viewpoints on solar energy. For seven weeks, the biennale focuses on the human angle: a solar-powered world goes beyond scientific research and uniform solar panels, after all. Cultural practices and place-specific energy needs also determine how the post-carbon future will develop.
Solar Pavilion — © V8 Architects