MVRDV’s Flowerbed Hotel
Text: Detail Daily
The Flowerbed Hotel, a design proposal by MVRDV, is to be located within a large greenhouse in Aalsmeer, Netherlands.The Rotterdam-based architecture office MVRDV announced via the developer Kloos2 their proposal to build a flower-covered hotel inside a large-scale greenhouse in Aalsmeer, in the outskirts of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The 19.500m2 hotel and conference center will be located on a site next to the future Bloomin’ Holland flower dedicated theme park and business center. It is to be structured in several stacked volumes that are programmed with 280 hotel rooms, a fitness studio and a business conference center.
MVRDV to transform the Flowerbed Hotel interior into an indoor garden: There will be flowers grown in 2.100m2 beds and behind glass at the walls. The garden in the diverse and spacious lobby space is to become partially publicly accessible.
Sun collectors, windmills and underground warm and cool storage will supply the hotel with energy and heating - resulting in an excellent energy performance despite the building’s glass hood.
The image that MVRDV wants to evoke with the form of the Flowerbed Hotel Aalsmeer: “A series of flower crates stacked inside a green house”.