An energy-sufficient biotope for the Dutch Pavilion
For the Dubai World Expo, V8 Architects designed a miniature world with its own climate system for the Dutch Pavilion, covered by a custom-made and aesthetic solar roof, designed by the Marjan van Aubel studio, in partnership with ASCA. The energy produced by the installation powers the pavilion by clean energy.
Using the many properties of the ASCA® film - semi-transparency, flexibility, custom design, freedom of shape and color - Marjan van Aubel’s studio created a roof with unique patterns and colors that allows light to fully reflect inside the pavilion, offering visitors an immersive experience.
Versatile solar solutions
"The solarised panels on the roof of the Pavilion, which are based on stained glass windows, will give visitors the impression of being in a huge contemporary church with beautiful light reflections and a multitude of colour shades. We would never have achieved this moiré effect without ASCA’s OPV technology, which offers a rich palette of colours and great design freedom.”
Project planning6 months
Installation & Commissioning3 days
|Overall design||Marjan van Aubel Studio, ASCA|
|Technical system development||ASCA|
|Module design and production||ASCA|
|Electrical system (incl. design)||ASCA|
|OPV inlay assembly||ASCA|
|Combination of a printed colored foil and OPV modules||ASCA|
Solar roof - Dutch Pavilion - Expo2020 Dubai