Floriade 2022

Bom Group and V8 Architects sign for the Greenhouse complex at Floriade Expo 2022

The Dutch horticultural sector is a real pioneer with innovations that sets an example for the rest of the world. The Floriade Expo 2022 world horticultural exhibition is all about making cities more fun, liveable and sustainable. At the Expo you can see beautiful innovations from horticulture in the field of greening, feeding, healthying and energizing the city. One of those examples is the greenhouse complex of no less than 10,000 m². V8 Architects from Rotterdam drew the design. Bom Group from Hoek van Holland is going to build the Greenhouse complex.


The Greenhouse Complex is the place where Dutch Horticulture will present itself to the world in the broadest sense of the term. The greenhouse 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 Greenhouse complex 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 for the Greenhouse complex at the Floriade world horticultural exhibition. 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 Floriadekas 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


Floriade Expo 2022

For six months, from 14 April 2022 until 9 October 2022, Almere (NL) will be the stage for the International Horticultural Exhibition Floriade Expo 2022. During the Floriade, the Dutch horticulture sector, together with national and international partners, will show green solutions that can make our cities more fun, liveable and sustainable. The theme of “Growing Green Cities” is central on the 60-hectare site. The exhibition grounds are a short travel distance from Amsterdam and directly alongside the A6 with a view of the Almere skyline.

Publicationdate: 21 May 2021

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