Experience the Dutch Windwheel in Blijdorp

The Dutch Windwheel Innovation Program Foundation and its partners invite interested parties to view the Mock-up and its "smart building as a service" innovations in Blijdorp Zoo.

The Dutch Windwheel project: "Smart Spaces as a Service" received financial support last year from the IPC (Innovation Performance Contract) South Holland scheme. The project also received a Greendeal Dutch Windwheel. With the deal, governments have accelerated the development of this Rotterdam icon for energy transition and technological innovation. Last year, the Dutch Windwheel Consortium, together with partners from the Windwheeel Innovation Program and with eleven SMEs, created a smart, circular and flexible office, hotel and living space. Hereby, companies from the interior design industry worked together with technology companies that specialize in sensors and IT.

In 2015, The Dutch Windwheel Corporation presented the plans for a fully sustainable iconic building. Now, four years later, the Dutch Windwheel Innovation Program Foundation and its partners invite interested parties to view the mock-up and its "smart building as a service" innovations in Blijdorp Zoo. It is a demonstration and testing laboratory for some of the solutions the Dutch Windwheel will integrate into the building, such as a climate facade and which produces energy. 

 

Mock-up

The mock-up measures 7.5 x 7.5 meters and will prove an interesting experience for anyone involved in progressive architecture and resilient building. The architectural office and its partners looked beyond the design and simply the energetic performance. The mock-up is built from a biobased flexible wooden building system. The aim is to create a healthy environment and build in a circular fashion. Even the installations are adaptable through the use of the felxible floor system. In addition, there is a circular water system with integrated green wall in the winter garden linked to a ecological external water filter.