Met Studio to design Expo 2000

Met Studio Design has been appointed by the Dutch government to design the interior exhibitions for Holland’s pavilion at Expo 2000.

Met won the appointment for the June event in Hanover on the strength of its designs for the Macau Pavilion at the 1998 Expo in Lisbon.

The latest pavilion will be constructed by Dutch architect MVRDV to represent the Dutch landscape, and will stand 40m high over six storeys. It will have no external walls, instead being supported by pillars.

A spokeswoman for Met Studio Design says the consultancy is working on “the storyline messages, developing the landscapes and designing the individual exhibits within the interior on levels one to four.”

These levels will represent the dunes, the flowers, the roots, and the trees of the Dutch landscape and culture. Humankind, nature and technology are the global themes of the whole event.

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