December 5, 2011, 8:46 am

The Flowerbed Hotel designed by MVRDV has so much potential. Because flowers bloom at varying times of the year, and some plants are annual, the design of flower gardens can alter the sequence of bloom and even colour combinations, through varying seasons. Each stay can be a unique experience for the visitor as the hotel is literally situated in the middle of a greenhouse. Reminiscent of the domed cities in science fiction films, an idea that has intrigued writers and scientists for hundreds of years.

Flowerbed Hotel by MVRDV
Flowerbed Hotel by MVRDV
Flowerbed Hotel by MVRDV
Flowerbed Hotel by MVRDV
Flowerbed Hotel by MVRDV. Copyright credit MVRDV.

Project developer Kloos2 presents the MVRDV design of the Flowerbed Hotel in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. The 19.500m2 Hotel and conference centre devoted entirely to flowers will be located next to the future Bloomin’ Holland theme park and business centre. The Hotel with 280 rooms will include 2.100m2 flowerbeds and host tourists and business travellers.

Flowerbed Hotel will be located next to the main entrance of the future Bloomin’ Holland theme park and business centre in Aalsmeer. The building is composed of a series of stacked volumes inside a greenhouse. The volumes hold the program of 280 rooms with a floral theme, a 1.600m2 conference centre, 550m2 fitness centre and spa, 2.100m2 flower beds, 1.100m2 services and 140 parking spaces. The stacking of volumes underneath the greenhouse shell results in a diverse and spacious lobby with a public flower garden.
The lobby is divided into three zones: a public zone for day visitors, a more private zone for hotel guests and a mixed zone. All areas are connected through a semi-public route. The hotel aims for business travellers as well as tourists and offers services from conference centre to souvenir shops and a spa and fitness centre.
The building will feature sun collectors, windmills and underground warm and cool storage resulting in an excellent energy performance despite the glass hood. MVRDV is currently realising the Spijkenisse Public Library with a similar energy concept. Kloos2 will use the design to find investors and tenants.

ARCHITECT: MVRDV, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. PROJECT DEVELOPER: Kloos2, LOCATION: Aalsmeer, Netherlands. DESCRIPTION: Hospitality. STATUS: Design stage . AREA: 19.500 sqm. DATE: 2011. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
Flowerbed Hotel by MVRDV
MVRDV design Flowerbed Hotel, Aalsmeer, Netherlands

A Hotel and conference centre devoted entirely to flowers.

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