Bom Group and V8 Architects sign for The Green House
At Floriade Expo 2022 you can see beautiful innovations in horticulture in the field of greening, feeding, healthying and energizing the city. The Green House of no less than 10,000 m² is an example of those innovations. V8 Architects from Rotterdam drew the design of the complex and Bom Group from the coastal town Hoek van Holland is going to build The Green House.
The Green House
The Dutch horticultural sector is a real pioneer with innovations that set an example for the rest of the world. You can see that at Floriade Expo 2022 which is all about making cities more fun, liveable and sustainable. The Green House is the place where Dutch Horticulture will present itself to the world in the broadest sense of the term. The Green House is 170 meters long and is divided into five parts; The Reception, a High-tech Greenhouse, an Experiential Greenhouse, a Technology Innovation Center and a Greenhouse Restaurant. The implementation and design of the Green House is aimed at taking both visitors and foreign (trade) delegations into innovations and developments in, among other things, circular agriculture, climate adaptation, biodiversity and food supply.
“Bom Group is currently one of the most innovative greenhouse construction companies in the sector. They are specialists in the development of sustainable greenhouse systems that optimize energy and water use for food production. An excellent partner to entrust the construction of our 10,000 m2 greenhouse complex. The sleek and light design of V8 Architects fits well with the green structure of the Floriade site and is flexible due to the modular system, which makes the various thematic elements in the greenhouse possible, ” says Jan Willem Griep, director of special projects Floriade Expo 2022.
“We are of course very pleased and proud that we can carry out this great assignment. Together with V8 Architects, we took the initiative to build a greenhouse that should certainly be recognizable and functional as such, but also showcases a high-quality piece of horticultural technology. The greenhouse is also used as a reception area, an exhibition space and other applications. So we thought that the design should also be eye-catching and allow the different forms of use to flow into each other. In short; many aspects in which the Netherlands is leading come together in this greenhouse. At Floriade we show visitors from the Netherlands and beyond, but also the trade, the innovations in greenhouse horticulture that enables the year-round cultivation of fresh vegetables, fruit, plants and flowers, independent of the local climate, with a minimal input of energy and water.” says John Meijer, commercial director of Bom Group.
“The Green House is a symbiosis of a pragmatic greenhouse system and a poetic experience of typical aspects, such as the immense scale, special reflections of air and light, and a museum route,” says Michiel Raaphorst, architect-direct