Architectural Photography: Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo / Thomas Mayer

The Innovatoren | ©

From now until October 7th, the southeastern Netherlands city of will be hosting the Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo. Covering 66 hectares, the expo invite visitors to experience nature in a variety of ways through the creation of five unique themed worlds. Wandering through wooded areas, the visitors discover each world and all they have to offer.

Swiss architectural photographer Thomas Mayer has shared with us images of unique pavilions and structures found throughout the expo. Each innovative pavilion is meant to educate and inspire. Continue after the break to view the Floriade 2012 pavilions.

The Innovatoren | © Thomas Mayer

Visitors are greeted by the 70 meter-high Floriade icon known as The Innovatoren and designed by the former Chief Government Architect Jo Coenen. After Floriade 2012 concludes, the building will become part of Venlo GreenPark – an innovative business park focused on sustainability, innovation, logistics, knowledge transfer and market orientation.

The Innovatoren | © Thomas Mayer
The Innovatoren | © Thomas Mayer
Inspiration Garden 2013 by Garden Promotion The Netherlands | © Thomas Mayer
Inspiration Garden 2013 by Garden Promotion The Netherlands | © Thomas Mayer
My Green World Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
My Green World Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
My Green World Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
My Green World Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Northrhine-Westphalia Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Northrhine-Westphalia Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Estonia Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Estonia Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Spain Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Spain Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Spain Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Spain Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
South Korea Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer

Before Villa Flora becomes home to the companies of Venlo GreenPark, the 30 meter-high glass buildings will host the changing flower and plant exhibition. It is referred to as “the greenest office in the Netherlands”, setting the standard with Cradle-to-Cradle philosophy.

Villa Flora | © Thomas Mayer
Villa Flora | © Thomas Mayer
Villa Flora | © Thomas Mayer
Floriade 2012 Kiosks | © Thomas Mayer
Belgium Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Belgium Pavilion | © Thomas Mayer
Easy Prairie Garden | © Thomas Mayer
Garden by NL Label | © Thomas Mayer
Pavilion, 7922 Green Entrepreneurs Make Living Natural | © Thomas Mayer
Pavilion, 7922 Green Entrepreneurs Make Living Natural | © Thomas Mayer
The back wall of a restaurant. | © Thomas Mayer
Walkway in the Forest | © Thomas Mayer

Find more information about the Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo here.

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Architectural Photography: Floriade 2012 World Horticultural Expo / Thomas Mayer" 12 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=225800>