Floc 3D at Expo 2020
"Mauri is the life principle of the universal order, and we are part of that universal order along with all natural elements. In entering the pavilion, it is as if you are entering your ancestor, entering back into yourself to understand that connection to the mauri we share with nature”.
Whanganui tribal leader, Gerrard Albert.
Visitors enter the pavilion and the first space they encounter is lined in its entirety with Floc 3D panels. These are made of New Zealand grown sustainable strong-wool. The bespoke design of these panels was the brainchild of Workshop E and ties in with the Pavilion theme. The adaptation of Toi Whakairo into a pressed wool form is a beautiful juxtaposition of hard and soft materials. We are very excited about the traction of strong-wool and on the back of recent fire testing results you should expect to see it increasingly used in innovative interior spaces.
Amongst the panels, visitors will be able to take a moment to reset from the heat, noise, and bustle outside of the pavilion and enjoy the cool air and muted sounds before continuing into the pavilion.