Floriade is an international gardening exhibition held every 10 years. Instead of temporary infrastructure, MVRDV envisioned a 45-hectare permanent expansion of the city, conceived as a green peninsula covered in gardens.
Responding to the rapid population growth in Amsterdam’s metropolitan region, the plan provides 60,000 new homes in a Cité Idéale, which includes a university, offices, conference centers, a marina, and leisure facilities.
The ambition is to combine innovation, a sense of surprise, and a high quality of life in order to deliver the greenest and most sustainable Floriade ever. The peninsula will produce food and energy, clean its own water, and recycle waste. “This is our chance to realize the ideals MVRDV has been promoting for the last 20 years. We are thrilled to be working on this exciting project,” says MVRDV’s Winy Maas.