Iconic Innovation in China
Jiashan, Zhejiang Province, China
In Jiashan KuiperCompagnons is commissioned for a dual assignment for a Sino-Dutch cooperation. The first phase is the design for Jiashan Sino-Dutch Industrial Cooperation Park, which covers an area of 85ha, including functions such as manufacturing, R&D, trading, commercial and recreation and is now under construction. KuiperCompagnons is also commissioned to design the Research & Design Center building inside the park. Within this building the first urban farm in China will provide food for the restaurant in the park for its employees in the Sino-Dutch Industrial Park. This is in line with the Liveable Cities Program that KuiperCompagnons develops whereas food, water and energy are completely integrated in the designs, based on the circular and local-to-local principle. The design is further inspired by the star of the Heineken brand and the Dutch tulip sector.
On September 27th 2017 KuiperCompagnongs was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the Jiashan City representative office in Capelle aan den Ijssel. During the ceremony KuiperCompagnons and Kenlog signed an MoU with Jiashan Vice Mayor Mr. Lu Chunhao to better promote the regional economy and trade exchange between China and the Netherlands in high tech agriculture within the urban and suburban context. Depending on the request from Jiashan in the near future other members from the consortium ‘Urban Farming Partners’ can provide consulting services, training and supply high-end products based on integrated concepts.
Client: Jiashan Sino Dutch Industry Park Inv. Dev. Co.Ltd