video interview with John Körmeling
The Dutch pavilion, designed by architect/artist John Körmeling, is called ‘Happy Street’. It’s an entire street in the shape of the number eight, an auspicious number in Chinese culture.
With the theme ‘Better city, better life’ Expo organisers have challenged participants to generate ideas for liveable cities in the 21st century.
The Dutch pavilion promotes sustainability, environment, and corporate social responsibility. It shows, for instance, the innovative ways in which Holland deals with space, energy and water.