BelExpo wins Sustainability Award at Floriade 2022
BelExpo is rewarded at closing ceremony
Floriade Expo 2022 came to an end on Sunday 9 October 2022. Floriade Expo takes place every ten years in the Netherlands. For this edition, we travelled down to Almere, the capital of the Dutch province of Flevoland.
The international horticultural exhibition was open from 14 April 2022 to 9 October 2022. During those months, the expo grounds in Almere were transformed into a beautiful domain with flowers and plants from all over the world. BelExpo took care of the Belgian garden that was also given a place in Almere in collaboration with architect Nicolas Goddelet and contractor Bert Dautzenberg, among others.
The organisation provided a memorable finale on Sunday 9 October. Teams from all participating countries were invited to a closing ceremony that Sunday, which was accompanied by an award ceremony. During that award ceremony, the hard work of all participants was celebrated and praised. Some gardens were honoured with awards in categories in which they excelled at the expo grounds.
The Belgian garden was one of them! BelExpo, for instance, was honoured with the 'Special Award dedicated to Sustainability'. The organisation recognised the core themes of our garden: sustainabilty, ecology and biodegradable materials.
The Floriade Expo 2022 organisation conveyed the following message about the Belgian garden:
💥 The Belgian garden is full of edible flowers and plants. The Belgium pavilion is small, but big in design, with geometric, playful and contemporary design and extremely sustainable. All the materials are fully reusable or biodegradable. “Without human intervention, the pavilion could decompose naturally. For example cross-laminated timber was used that is fully recyclable, the walls and tiles of the courtyard were made of compressed, non-baked stones from earth combined with bioplastic based on algae starch.” 💥
BelExpo is immensely grateful that all the hard work has been recognised. We are already looking forward to the next project that we can get behind one hundred per cent. We will see you there!