Rooftop Farm in Zuidpark, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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|Area:||ca. 32,300 sq. ft. (3,000 m²)|
|Year of construction:||2012|
|Architect/Design:||Biet & Boon, Amsterdam|
|Contractor:||Van der Tol b.v., Amsterdam|
|System Build-up:||“Urban Rooftop Farming” and “Sedum Carpet” with Fixodrain® XD 20|
The “Zuidpark”, originally dating from the 70ies and consisting of two office buildings was renovated completely and adapted to today’s technical standards in 2012. The parking lots in front of the complex are even equipped with a charging station for electric cars. Besides these aspects, the flat green roof plays an important role regarding sustainability. Fruits and vegetables are grown on the approximately 100 × 330 ft. (30 × 100 m) large roof. The staff of this commercial complex has the possibility to grow and maintain their own fruits and vegetables on one part of the roof surface. On the rest of the surface, vegetables are also grown and are used in the company canteen. Here the system build-ups “Urban Rooftop Farming” on the proven Floradrain® FD 40-E element as well as “Sedum Carpet” with Fixodrain® XD 20 were applied.