van Aubel

An award-winning innovative solar design practice that brings solar energy into daily life.

The studio is creating lasting change through solar design, integrating solar power seamlessly into our environments such as in buildings and objects.

Most notable works are the Solar Roof of Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, Sunne, Current Table and Power Plant.


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© V8 Architects

The Solar Pavilion is the final piece of the Solar Biennale, opening during Dutch Design Week. Designed by V8 Architects and Marjan van Aubel Studio it is imagined as a space to experience the poetic power of the sun. The pavilion is an energetic meeting place where visitors can experience the sensory nature of solar energy. Opening: 22 October 2022.


Like a ‘solar cloth’ the Solar Pavilion harvests the sun’s energy, which is then used to spread the sun’s heat in the dark space under the ‘solar cloth’ by means of infrared radiation. Natural phenomena are connected here with technological innovations, and visitors are offered an impressive experience as they stand half in darkness and half in light. The Solar Pavilion is designed by V8 architects together with Marjan van Aubel Studio, who worked together with Kameleon Solar on the development of a unique set of colourful solar panels.

Solar Pavillion

At the Dutch Design Week


Solar Futures

The Solar Biennale

Studio Dialogue 3

Studio Dialogue 2

Studio Dialogue 1

Solar Democracy

Studio film Nieuwe Instituut


Foam China

Foaming expanding porcelain.

Foaming volcanic rock

This is an impression of a research trip to the island of Stromboli by James Shaw and Marjan van Aubel.