De Voortuinen

Green Architecture, Innovation, Technology


Client: Elephant

Location: Amsterdam West

Collaboration: Innodak B.V.

Year: 2015-2018

Project: Vertical green


The ‘Voortuinen’ is a residential building consisting of fourteen floors, all apartments have a private terrace with their own ‘front yard’. We designed and engineered the 122 trees that are placed on the terraces. The roof is part of this design, where it will be possible to generate energy and store water at the same time. The stored water in the waterbasin on the roof will be used to irrigate the numerous trees. A selection of 6 trees were made to live up to the circumstances of this architecture. Overall, a project that shows how the future of architecture will look like.