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1 nov. 2022

Agrotopia published in Baumeister booklet series 'Continue building' november issue.

29 okt. 2022

Agrotopia published in Flanders Architecture (year)book N°15. 'Alliances with reality.'

14 okt. 2022

Opening exhibition with a model of Plant City by van Bergen Kolpa Architects for het Ministerie van Maak and the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2022.

Plant City is a climate-proof development model for plant-based food, housing and energy supply. The Brabant chamber landscape, once an example of small-scale food production for the surrounding towns and villages, has grown into a large-scale nitrogen production landscape for the global livestock industry. At the same time, these areas are becoming increasingly wet and drying out under the influence of climate change. How can these areas play a new role in the demand for plant-based food and biobased housing of today's consumers? In Plant City, dry and wet landscapes alternate with opportunities for new crops and cultivation techniques.

The dry landscapes where pixel agriculture contributes protein-rich products such as lupine, quinoa and field beans to the transition from animal to vegetable proteins. And where with strips of agriculture products such as barley, grass-clover, chicory, rye and wheat contribute to biodiversity in a variety of ways.

The water landscapes where plants such as cattails contribute to sustainable building materials in large wet plots. And where reed, rice, water lentils and vitamin-rich crops such as cranberries are harvested with water farming.

The forest landscapes where coniferous and deciduous trees of different ages contribute to a new biobased building culture in the Netherlands in varied plots.

Plant City will be able to grow along with contemporary food needs, living environments and sustainable energy sources thanks to design in small plots. Living, growing and producing in the new vegetable city of the 21st century.

Project: Research, design and exhibition model. Client: International Architecture Biënnale Rotterdam 2022, Ministry of Make Curators: Saskia van Stein, Zus and MANN. Programme: 400ha climate-proof landscape for 10,000 homes, food and energy supply. Location: North Brabant. Planning: Research and design 2022. Publications: article on architectenweb "Wat valt er te leren van Ministerie van Maak?"

27 sep. 2022

De Maasbode published in magazine De Architect of september 2022 – Heavenly living.

20 sep. 2022

Rooftop Greenhouse Agrotopia exhibited on the World Design Cities Conference 2022 in Shanghai. Organized by the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and curated by Ole Bouman and Aric Chen. Read more about it here.

5 sep. 2022

Agrotopia has also been shortlisted for the 2022 Best Use of Natural Light Prize and the The Futureglass Prize. Special prizes from the World Architecture Festival 2022.

1 sep. 2022

Interview with Jago van Bergen about innovation and construction costs in the agricultural logistics sector published in AGF Primeur.

31 aug. 2022

Agrotopia published in the Argentinian PLOT Magazine.

22 aug. 2022

Agrotopia selected for the ARC22 Awards

8 aug. 2022

Agrotopia selected for the Dezeen Awards 2022

4 aug. 2022

Agrotopia published in the German Umrisse Zeitschrift fur Baukultur. article 'Ernten in der Stadt'.

1 aug. 2022

Agrotopia published in the Korean C3 Magazine #421 in the article ‘How Urban Agriculture can transform cities’.

11 jul. 2022

Boas notícias! Rooftop Greenhouse Agrotopia is shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2022 in Lisbon.

Finalists Van Bergen Kolpa Architects + Meta Architectuurbureau will present Agrotopia live for an international jury in Lisbon during the World Architecture festival from 30 November - 2 December 2022.

3 jul. 2022

Agrotopia published in the German ARCH+ Magazine #248 in article ‘Produktive Landshaften’.

22 jun. 2022

Van Bergen Kolpa presents Family Scraper de Maasbode at the Architectenweb symposium 'Stacked living for families' during the Rotterdam Architecture month. Read more about it here.

18 jun. 2022

Van Bergen Kolpa and Meta interviewed by Park Semi about Agrotopia in Korean magazine SPACE #655.

16 jun. 2022

Agrotopia gepubliceerd in Infosteel #69.

14 jun. 2022

Van Bergen Kolpa presents Family Scraper de Maasbode at the debate on 'Heavenly Living in high-rise buildings' led by Merel Pit during the PROVADA real estate fair. Read more about the debate here.

14 jun. 2022

Van Bergen Kolpa will be at the Provada 2022 in Amsterdam with the Wybertjes project.

1 jun. 2022

Family Scraper de Maasbode part of the (T)huis expo in the Nieuwe Instituut during the Rotterdam Architecture Month 2022.

1 mei 2022

Agrotopia published in Korean design magazine DESIGN #527.

1 apr. 2022

Agrotopia gepubliceerd in het Spaanse Architecture Viva #243 in het artikel 'Templo de Ceres'.

1 feb. 2022

Agrotopia published in the A+ Architecture in Belgium #294 under rubric 'Recente projecten'.

21 sep. 2021

Official opening of Dakserre Agrotopia by His Majesty the King Philip of Belgium during the Festival of the Future.

1 sep. 2021

Agrotopia, the largest rooftop greenhouse in Europe, will be officially opened to the public during the festival of the Future from September 25 to Sunday October 3.

7 jul. 2021

Van Bergen Kolpa designs 125 circulair houses for the >Hortus-Floriade te Almere > commissioned by Amvest Dura.

1 apr. 2021

Family Scraper de Maasbode nominated the Job Dura Prijs 2020.

The Job Dura Prize 2020 had the theme 'Living: at home in Rotterdam'. Projects that provide innovative or exemplary solutions for the housing challenge of the city of Rotterdam have been sought and thus respond in several ways to improving the quality of life of its residents, both now and in the future.

Family Scraper De Maasbode was nominated. The jury is impressed by the in-depth research that preceded the development of this new housing concept and sees this initiative as a serious response to keep families in the city. It shows the guts of the developer to opt for innovation and quality in such a clear way, partly through the oversized outdoor spaces that are being realized in the project and the addition of spacious family homes. The design of the Maasbode is also very convincing and of the highest order in terms of spatial layout and materialization.

9 dec. 2020

van Bergen Kolpa designs timber construction Villa in Kreekbos south in Almere in private commissioning.

29 okt. 2020

Start sale houses Familyscraper de Maasbode by BPD and contractor van Wijnen.

9 okt. 2020

van Bergen Kolpa and Wageningen UR investigate on behalf of AG Vespa the feasibility of redevelopment of SAMGA Grain silos in Antwerp Belgium up to 10,000m2 Vertical farm.

20 mei 2020

Van Bergen Kolpa designs 30 single-family homes at Park 16Hoven in Rotterdam on behalf of Cedrus Vastgoed.

11 mei 2020

van Bergen Kolpa designs the redevelopment of the Wybertjes fabriek in Hilversum and the new-build 45 apartments around a collective garden, commissioned by Eliza Vastgoed.

7 nov. 2019

Van Bergen Kolpa supports and co-finances the international Sky High Vertical Farming research consortium.

Van Bergen Kolpa supports and co-finances the Sky High Vertical Farming research with NWO, Unilever, Philips, Bayer, Priva and GrowX. The four-year and 5 million euro multidisciplinary research into Vertical Farming in urban buildings is in collaboration with Wageningen UR and TU Delft.

12 apr. 2019

Van Bergen Kolpa commissioned by AgriGarden to design the 3.500m2 Vertical Farm Beijing China.

13 mrt. 2019

Van Bergen Kolpa and Meta participate in the closed design competition Manufakture on the Abattoir site in Brussels Belgium.

29 jan. 2019

Van Bergen Kolpa commissioned by AgriGarden to design the 12.000m2 Vertical Farm Hengshui China.

22 okt. 2018

Van Bergen Kolpa commissioned by Kavel Real Estate to design the 103 apartments and 2 houses in the Kruisdijkpark Portugaal.

11 okt. 2018

Van Bergen Kolpa commissioned by housing corporation Havensteder to design the 36 gezinswoningen en ouderenappartementen in Rotterdam North.

10 sep. 2017

Van Bergen Kolpa wins architects selection for the design and execution of 120 family dwellings in the project Wielewaal Rotterdam south commissioned by BPD development and Woonstad.

23 jun. 2017

Festive start of construction of Boulevard houses Nieuwe Waterweg.

2 jan. 2017

Van Bergen Kolpa wins architectural selection for design and execution of 106 forest homes in the project DUIN Almere commissioned by AMVEST.

31 mei 2016

Van Bergen Kolpa co-curates exhibition Food to Be for EU Ministers of Agriculture and gives an interview on Architectuur for Food.

Food is a basic necessity for every human being on earth. The way we will produce and consume our food in the future has an impact on ourselves, our environment and our society.

Food to Be shows how technology and design can answer these questions. The Netherlands is one of the world's largest agricultural exporters and is internationally renowned for its technological knowledge and design talent. Therefore, the Netherlands can play an important role in the challenges of the future with its partners in the European Union.

On the basis of five themes, we explore together with leading Dutch designers how our future food system will shape.

Project: exhibition and interviews for the Netherlands EU Presidency 2016 and its meeting for agriculture ministers
Curators: Jago van Bergen, Marije Vogelzang, Annelies Hermsen, Koert van Mensvoort, Sietske Klooster
Organisation: Food Cabinet, Helen Kranstauber
Location: STEC Endhoven
Date: May 31st thru June 5th 2016

4 apr. 2016
5 jan. 2016

Van Bergen Kolpa with ABT and Wageningen UR selected for the multiple assignment of 45.000m2 New Construction of Gelder Fruit and Vegetables.

3 jan. 2016

Team van Bergen Kolpa with Meta, Tractebel, WUR and Smiemans wins the 10.000m2 Rooftop Greenhouse Inagro in the competition Pilootprojecten Productief Landschap of the Flemmish state architect.

1 jan. 2016

van Bergen Kolpa wins architectural selection for design and execution of 86 dune dwellings for plan DUIN Almere commisioned by AMVEST.

28 mei 2015

Park Supermarkt on World Expo Milan 2015

Van Bergen Kolpa exhibits Park Supermarket in the MAXXI National museum of modern Art & Architecture Rome during the Milan World Expo 2015; Feeding the Planet, Energy for live.

In 2015, the year of the World Expo in Milan, MAXXI Rome presents an exhibition that focuses on every day issues related to food and nutrition that have an impact on people, their homes and the planet. The issues are addressed by the exhibition, Food from the spoon to the world, curated by Pippo Ciorra. A major project (involving 2500 square meters of exhibition space) that MAXXI devotes to food, made in collaboration with the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the World Food Programme of the United Nations (WFP)

Over 50 works made by artists and architectswill be on view, starting with the dimension of the human body and expanding to become global: from the kitchen to the home, from the city to the region, to the world. On display, among others, are models and drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier; a mock-up of the kitchen project for the chef Thomas Keller, documentation of the performance Pig Roast by Gordon Matta-Clark, the farm of the future of Van Bergen Kolpa Architects, the installation Giant Mushroom by Carsten Holler, the video Alphabet by Mohamed Allam, and a performance realized ad hoc by the Chinese group called Yangjiang Group.

12 jan. 2015

Official opening Westpolder Center.

1 dec. 2014

Van Bergen Kolpa wins selection to design the Boulevard development along the Nieuwe Waterweg of het Balkon van Maasluis commissioned by BPD Bouwfonds Property Development.

1 dec. 2014

The Japan Architect and Urbanism A+U # 531 publishes interview with van Bergen Kolpa on 'Architecture for Food' including Park Supermarket, Co-Housing Hoogvliet and Klimaat bestendige stad 2050.

23 mrt. 2014

Van Bergen Kolpa part of the Dutch Trade Delegation at the Netherlands-China Trade and Economic Forum in Noordwijk. The Forum, chaired by the Chinese President Xi and King Willem Alexander, focused on Dutch knowledge of sustainable agriculture and urbanization.

6 feb. 2014

Festive start of the execution phase of Westpolder Centre. Expected delivery by the end of 2015.

15 jul. 2013

Van Bergen Kolpa with Wageningen UR and Loos van Vliet Landscape take part in the invited competition for the Agricultural Demonstration Center commissioned by Cofco Eco Valley, Beijing China.

1 jul. 2013

Opening exhibition #STADVANDETOEKOMST in the Museon The Hague with the Climate Game by van Bergen Kolpa Architects

1 apr. 2013

Dutch magazine de Architect publishes Bangkok Adaptive City 2045 in article 'What the Netherlands can learn from Thailand'.

30 jan. 2013

Bangkok Adaptive City 2045

Opening of the International Symposium Bangkok Adaptive City 2045 by Ambassador Joan de Boer organized van Bergen Kolpa in the Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok with o.a. Silpakorn University, Royal Haskoning and TU Delft.

Bangkok Adaptive City 2045 is a publication, exhibition and symposium on water adaptive urban planning and architecture in Bangkok. The manifestation will be carried out by a multi disciplinary team of Thai and Dutch experts in the field of Urban Planning, Architecture and civil engineering. Together they aim to research, develop and promote the Fine Traditions of building with water from both countries, offering solutions for todays reality of the Bangkok Metropolis.

The manifestation will take place over the course of December 2012 till January 2013 with exhibitions hosted by the Jim Thompson House and the Silpakorn University. The symposium will hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangkok on the 30th of January 2013.

Project: Book publication, Exhibithion and symposium
Organisation & content: with Silpakorn University and Fokke Moerel
Curators: Apiradee Kasemsook, Fokke Moerel
Exhibithions: Jim Thompson House Bangkok en Pra Prompijitra Architecture Gallery van de Silpakorn University
Team: Van Bergen Kolpa Architects, Silpakorn University Bangkok, Kasetsart University, Thailand, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Delft University of Technology, Royal Haskoning DHV, Supermachine Studio Architects Thailand, ONGSA Architects Thailand
Support: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangkok, The Netherlands Architecture Fund, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration - City Planning Department, Jim Thomson House Bangkok

15 dec. 2012

Rotterdam Architectuurprijs 2012

Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten en Dura Vermeer zijn met het project Co-Housing Nabuurshappen en Tuinkamers genomineerd voor de Rotterdam Architectuurprijs 2012. De winnaar zal op woensdagavond 19 December 2012 tijdens de Woontop 2012 in de Doelen te Rotterdam bekend worden gemaakt.

14 jun. 2012

van Bergen Kolpa signs Green deal Urban Agriculture withe the Ministry of Economics, Agricultre and innovation in cooperation with Priva, LEI Wageningen en De Volharding Breda.

1 jun. 2012

Co-Housing shortlisted for the  Hedy d'Ancona Award for exellent health architecture 2012.

9 mrt. 2012

Opening of the exhibition Architecture of Consequence in the National Museum of Norway with the projects Park Supermarkt and Co Housing Hoogvliet.

1 jan. 2012

Co-Housing Hoogvliet published in the new years issue of the magazine de Architect 2012 with beautifull pictures of Jeroen Musch.

3 nov. 2011

Van Bergen Kolpa shortlisted twice for the  World Architecture Festival Awards 2011 among BIG and Robert A.M. Stern.

van Bergen Kolpa presents in Barcelona during the World Architecture Festival 2011 the projects Co-Housing Hoogvliet and Park Supermarket.

The annual World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Barcelona is the biggest architecture event in the world with contributors from 58 countries. After the first selection round by an international jury with Michael Sorkin, Ben van Berkel en Peter Cook the projects Co-Housing Hoogvliet and Park Supermarket were short listed for the World Architecture Festival Award 2011.

Project: Exhibition en presentation
Location: Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona
Exhibition: November 2nd till November 4th 2011
Presentation: November 3rd 2011

29 okt. 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Park Supermarket on CNN.com!

31 aug. 2011

Van Bergen Kolpa has been selected by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design to contribute to this year's Architecture and the City festival. Along with 2012 Architects, OMA, ZUS and four offices from the Bay Area the Architecture of Consequence theme will be further explored; "The exhibit demonstrates how progressive design and creative problem solving can be used to enhance our lives and the health of our community. Although we do not yet know what a truly sustainable future will look like, options will come from people experimenting in new and novel ways."

Joined by experts in the fields of global foresight, urban agriculture, micro-economics and environmental policy, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of San Francisco based IwamotoScott Architecture and Jago Van Bergen of Rotterdam based Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten will lead a discussion that examines how food and energy production can be localized. This cross-cultural dialogue, moderated by Dr. Chris Luebkeman, Director of Foresight and Insight ARUP, will examine IwamotoScott Architecture's HYDRO-NET: City of the Future, a transformative new typology of urban architecture that fosters new social spaces and urban forms and Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten's Park Supermarket, a spatial development model for a national supermarket located in the metropolitan parks of the Netherlands.

8 jun. 2011

Opening of the exhibition 'Glimpses 2040' with work of van Bergen Kolpa in the Center for Architecture AIA New York City and Arcam in Amsterdam.

GLIMPSES 2040 Amsterdam Homemade

Amsterdam Homemade is a spatial development model for a landscape supermarket. due to urbanization, the dutch polders, once the icon of our food production landscapes, have over the past centuries come to lie like parks in the Amsterdam metropolis. Amsterdam Homemade shows the potential of these green wedges for recreation and food production for the metropolis that today knows 170 different nationalities, food and culinary traditions.

NEW YORK, New York, May 20, 2011 The Center for Architecture and ARCAM are thrilled to announce the exhibition programs for Glimpses of New York and Amsterdam in 2040. The exhibition challenges ten architecture, landscape architecture and design firms to imagine an urban future that includes new waterside cityscapes, neighborhoods, and transit systems. The exhibition will open in New York at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, on June 8, and remain on view until September 10. The show will also be installed in Amsterdam, on view at the Amsterdam Center for Architecture (ARCAM) June 17 until August 13.

Project: Research, vision development and exhibition
Redactie en samenstelling: Maarten Kloos
Curator: Luc Vrolijks en Marlies Buurman
Horticulture advice: PRIVA Jan Westra
Landscape and ecology advice: Wageningen UR Vincent Kuypers

1 mrt. 2011

Van Bergen Kolpa commissioned by the Municipality of Lansingerland to design the bridge over the Zilvergracht of Westpolder Centrum.

11 feb. 2011

Opening Architecture Biennale of Soa Paulo Brazil where van Bergen Kolpa takes part on the Dutch exhibition entry 'Architecture of consequence' curated by Ole Bouman and Saskia van Stein with the projects Park Supermarkt en Nabuurschappen.

Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten mede vertegenwoordigt Nederland op de 8e Architectuur Biënnale van Sao Paulo met twee projecten; Park Supermarkt en de net opgeleverde Nabuurschappen in Hoogvliet.

Bij de tentoonstelling genaamd 'Architecture of Consequence', gecureerd door het Nederlands Architectuur Instituut (NAi), is een gelijknamig boek verschenen. In het boek Architectuur als Noodzaak - Nederlandse ontwerpen voor de toekomst komt het werk van 25 Nederlandse ontwerpbureaus aan bod, die allemaal vanuit een maatschappelijke urgentie werken. Aan de hand van de conclusies uit de manifestatie Maak ons Land is de hedendaagse ontwerppraktijk onder de loep genomen.

Het resultaat is een agenda voor ruimtelijke innovatie waarmee de ruimtelijke ordening en architectuur de komende jaren vooruit kunnen. Het sluit aan bij het wereldwijd groeiende besef dat het beantwoorden van fundamentele kwesties van onze tijd een zaak van iedereen is. De thema's zijn universeel; ze beroeren en motiveren de hele internationale architectuurgemeenschap. Daarmee is dit boek tevens een oproep tot het ontwerpen van een betere wereld.

De internationale reizende tentoonstelling 'Architecture of Consequence' toont een wisselende selectie van dezelfde ontwerpbureaus als in het gelijknamige boek, afgestemd op de locatie waar de tentoonstelling te zien zal zijn. De getoonde ontwerpen zijn ontstaan vanuit de ambitie om bij te dragen aan een duurzame toekomst. Door ze op verschillende schaalniveaus te tonen wordt de thematiek verder uitgediept. 

Met bijdragen van: 2012Architecten, Atelier Kempe Thill, biq stadsontwerp, Must urbanism, OMA, Powerhouse Company, Rietveld Landscape, STEALTH.unlimited, Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten, ZUS.

Project: Boek en reizende Tentoonstelling
Redactie en samenstelling: Ole Bouman
Curator: Saskia van Stein
Film Park Supermarkt: ism Catalogtree
Fotograaf Nabuurschappen: Jeroen Musch
Exhibits: Sao Paulo 2009, Moskou 2009, Rotterdam 2010, Nijmegen 2010, Mumbai 2011, San Francisco 2011

1 jan. 2011

Publication of Park Supermarkt in the book 'Kost, nieuwe gezichten op eten' by Brigitte van Mechelen and Diana Krabbendam published by BIS Publishers.

1 nov. 2010

Park Supermarkt published in Dutch magazine Stedenbouw + Ruimtelijke ordening (S+RO) #5 met als thema voedsel.

25 sep. 2010

The Nabuurschappen and Tuinkamers Hoogvliet are delivered and officially opened with a neighbourhood festivity.

1 aug. 2010

Park Supermarkt published in the Korean design magazine FRAME #75.

1 aug. 2010

Park Supermarkt is published in a special theme issue of de Architect on City and Nature.

1 mei 2010

Van Bergen Kolpa commissioned by the cooperative farmers association Oregional to design a Landscape Supermarket in the Ooijpolder near Nijmegen. 

5 mrt. 2010

Park Supermarkt published in article 'How will the Netherlands taste in the future?' by Kees de Vré in Trouw.

19 feb. 2010

Opening of the exhibition 'Architecture of Consequence' in the NAI with the project Park Supermarkt.

1 dec. 2009

Van Bergen Kolpa commissioned by Schipper Bosch to design the sustainable business estate de Wieken in Amersfoort

18 jul. 2009

Together with 24 international firms, van Bergen Kolpa presents their design for the Olympic Quarter in Almere. The apartment building within the urban plan of MVRDV commissioned by Stadgenoot.

1 apr. 2009

Van Bergen Kolpa appointed as urban planner for the Bergwegkwartier Rotterdam commissioned by Vestia Rotterdam.

1 apr. 2009

van Bergen Kolpa designs for the manifestation Foodprint a Landscape Supermarket commissioned by Stroom Den Haag.

1 nov. 2008

Van Bergen Kolpa presents 'Water Hectare City'; a development strategy for 'Building with Water' commissioned by the Gouds Regionaal Architectuur Platform.

1 mrt. 2008

Van Bergen Kolpa commissioned in cooperation with BVR Advisors to develop the Masterplan Rode Waterparel for the development of 1300 private dwellings in the water Polder landscape of the Zuidplas Polder.

1 nov. 2007

van Bergen Kolpa wins the first prize in the Casa Nova 2007 competition with the design Westwater Stad.

1 okt. 2007

Festive start of the execution phase of the apartment block 11 ‘Mercurius’ on the Müllerpier in Rotterdam.

1 sep. 2007

Festive start of the execution phase of Nabuurschap Hoogvliet within the Co-Housing project.

1 jun. 2006

van Bergen Kolpa Architects commissioned to design the new housing facilities for a young and eldery community in the Co-housing project Hoogvliet.

1 mrt. 2006

Van Bergen Kolpa Architects wins the invited competition for centre development of the new town of Westpolder.

3 okt. 2005

van Bergen Kolpa Architects wins the invited competition for the Waterwegcentrum west development in Hoek van Holland Algemeen Dagblad.

1 apr. 2004

Japanese magazine Architecture and Urbanism (A+U) #403 publishes project Greenhouse and Land.