The Plvs Vltra II building on the Campus of Wageningen University & Research
In 2050 our food system needs to offer food security to ten billion people worldwide. Tasty, affordable, healthy and sustainable food, produced with respect for animals and our planet. That is a major challenge but one that is achievable if we join forces. And joining forces is what is made just that little bit easier in the Plvs Vltra II building on the Campus of Wageningen University & Research.
The reason Foodvalley chose this office building is because the Plvs Vltra II building was build to house small and large parties that are going to solve the issues of 2050 together. The composition of organisations in this building is truly unique. You will find start-ups, scale-ups, established companies, corporates, multinationals, cluster organisations, university knowledge transfer office and more here. Together we find the answers to the issues we face, in which everyone has their role. Only by addressing each other, wil we be able to put those answers into practice.
Do you want to know more about this unique building and the companies that work there? Watch the video!
Deep dive into the DNA
Jamie van Lede of Origins Architects is responsible for the sustainable design, which was realised in just 3.5 months. To arrive at his design, Jamie did a thorough analysis. "I want to know who I am designing for. Not an anonymous guideline of 1.8 children and 2.3 lease cars in front of the door, but a deep dive into the DNA of the commissioning party." Jamie knows from experience that a move is a good time to initiate a transition or cultural change within a company, because it literally means a new start. "This was also the case with Foodvalley NL. From network organisation to innovation accelerator; that requires a matching look & feel."
Nature is also literally reflected in Jamie's design. Almost everything in the Foodvalley NL office is biobased and therefore 100% recyclable or even compostable. How about
- Walls made of discarded coffee grounds
- Wallpaper made of mowed alpine meadow
- Countertops of pressed textile
- Acoustic panels of Dutch poplar wood
- Floors of goat hair
- Chairs made of artichoke fibres
- Desks made of recycled steel
- Lamps made of cardboard
Are you interested in the considerations that Jamie van Lede made? Read the complete article with this architect.