Rooftop Farm in Zuidpark, Amsterdam

Bird's eye view on a large rooftop farm
project profile data
Area: ca. 3,000 m²
Construction year: 2012
Design and installation of the roof garden: Biet & Boon, Amsterdam
Contractor: Van der Tol b.v., Amsterdam
System build-up: “Urban Rooftop Farming” with Floradrain® FD 40-E and “Sedum Carpet” with Fixodrain® XD 20

The “Zuidpark”, originally dating from the 70s, consists of two office buildings and was renovated completely and adapted to today’s technical standards in 2012. The parking lots in front of the complex are even equipped with a charging station for electric cars. Besides these aspects, the flat green roof plays an important role regarding sustainability. Fruits and vegetables are being grown on the approximately 30 × 100 m large roof. The staff of this commercial complex has the possibility to grow and maintain their own fruits and vegetables on one part of the roof surface. On the rest of the surface, vegetables are also being grown, which are used in the company canteen. Here the system build-ups “Urban Rooftop Farming” on the proven Floradrain® FD 40-E element as well as “Sedum Carpet” with Fixodrain® XD 20 have been applied.

  • Archichokes growing on a roof in raised planting beds
    The grown vegetables are used in the canteen and on one part of the roof employees can grow vegetables for private use.
  • Vegetables and fruits grown in wooden raised planting beds
    Sedum was planted between the walkways, whereas vegetables and fruits are grown on the raised planting beds.
  • Small apple trees in front of benches and tables on a roof
    The rooftop farm is used both for lunch and for corporate events.