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8 dec. 2022

Agrotopia wins Belgian Construction Award 2022. During the 3rd edition of the Belgian Construction Awards 2022, Rooftop Greenhouse Agrotopia has been declared the winner of the Smart Innovation Award!

The jury praises the innovative, sustainable and inspiring character of the building for the construction sector: “The Agrotopia project distinguishes itself as an extremely versatile project that is innovative and progressive in various fields. The project bears witness to intensive collaboration between various disciplines and partners. It not only broadens the future possibilities for greenhouse horticulture as a food producer, but is also an example for other industries in terms of use of space, circularity, innovative architecture and sustainable technology. The high ambitions in terms of content and technology take shape in an inviting building that can be a source of inspiration for organizations within and outside the sector.”

 Agrotopia was created in collaboration with META Architectuurbureau and commissioned by Inagro vzw and REO Veiling. The design team also consisted of the Greenhouse Horticulture business unit of Wageningen University & Research, Tractebel Engineering and Smiemans Projecten Greenhouse Horticulture Projects.

7 dec. 2022

7 December 2022 During the 15th edition of World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Lisbon Rooftop Greenhouse Agrotopia won the WAF Award in the category Completed Buildings for Production energy & recycling after competing against 8 other impressive finalists from a total of 252 entries from all over the globe.  Agrotopia was also highly commended for Best use of Natural light Prize, shortlisted for the for the Futureglass prize and ended runner up for World Building of the Year 2022.

“We are absolutely honoured to receive this award. It is a recognition of our design for Europe’s largest Rooftop greenhouse. The innovative building is an example for future food production in the city, intensive use of space and circular energy and water use with sustainable greenhouse horticulture.” Jago van Bergen | director at van Bergen Kolpa Architects

Since its opening in 2021 Agrotopia was also shortlisted for the Dezeen Awards 2022, the ARC22 awards, published worldwide in numerous leading architecture magazines, online architecture platforms and the Flemish Architecture yearbook 2022. Agrotopia was made in collaboration with Meta Architectuurbureau and commissioned by Inagro and REO veiling. The design team consisted of Wageningen University & Research business unit Greenhouse Horticulture, Tractebel Engineering and Smiemans Greenhouse projects.

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.

22 aug. 2022

Agrotopia selected for the ARC22 Awards

8 aug. 2022

Agrotopia selected for the Dezeen Awards 2022

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.

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.

1 feb. 2020
1 jan. 2017

Draft Question Who Cares, Board of Government Advisors, honourable mention.

15 dec. 2012

Rotterdam Architecture prize for housing 2012, finalist.

1 jun. 2012

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

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

1 nov. 2007

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