Urban district Hortus

 

Future urban district

 

The International Horticultural Exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 provides Almere with much more than a unique, international event. After the Expo, Floriade site will be redeveloped into Hortus: a green, healthy urban district for the future.

 

A sustainable urban area

After the World Horticultural Exhibition has ended, the same grid structure will be used for the urban district of Hortus. The real estate already built prior to Floriade Expo 2022 is part of this.

Houses and other neighbourhood facilities will be located on the same plots. This means that the transition from event site to city district will be as sustainable as possible: prior to the event, a skeleton of a city district will be laid out, which will then last for more than a hundred years.

Hortus will be a very green urban district by de application of this allotment. In fact, all roads within the district will border on the green areas of the arboretum. The houses will be built behind these green areas. So no matter which street you stand on, the first thing you see is green vegetation. Buildings are obscured by greenery. In this way, green really takes centre stage in this neighbourhood.

Read about the developments

Floriade will get a panoramic façade artwork more than 40 metres tall

MVRDV has designed a colourful panorama of plants and trees for…

21 October 2020

Studio Ossidiana to build a floating art pavilion in Almere

In early 2020, the municipality of Almere and the province of…

2 December 2020

Unveiling the name and exceptional facade design of Floriade’s tower block

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21 October 2020

First spring bulbs planted at Floriade-park

Leaves falling from the trees, the sun setting earlier and the…

30 October 2020