Expo 2021 Doha, Qatar
On behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, our office made the concept design for ‘The Netherlands Garden’ in the International Horticultural Exhibition EXPO 2021 Doha Qatar. The general theme of this Expo is ‘Green Desert, Better Environment’.
Our design shows how you can catch and store water in the desert on a traditional way. By using so called ‘fog catchers’ around the garden, the water will be collected and (visible for the visitor) used as irrigation in the garden. A roof of trees and an ground covering layer of plants retain the water and counteracts desertification.
The garden itself will display some special items from the Dutch plant collection in combination with local plants. The plantation will form a nice arrangement with the colourful Mondriaan walls. Due to the high temperatures in Doha the park is mostly used during the evenings. The ‘fog nets’ and Mondraan walls will be used during that time to display projections of the Netherlands and/or Dutch art.