Sustainability

Award

25 Hour Design Competition

Naarden, Netherlands

TU Delft Faculty of Architecture

Faculteit Bouwkunde

Naarden Garden is a dutch seedbank and science, community engagement center that preservces life in the form of millions of seeds in cooled vaults. 

Repurpose 

Naarden

Naarden has been a stronghold for many years. Now, after hundreds of years, it needs something else. 

The Dome

Within the underground vaults, protected by a story-high amount of soil and grass, is the Naarden Garden seedbank. Hundreds of thousands of lifeforms are stored in temperature controlled vaults. 

A large, geodesic dome stretches over the entrance of the community outreach center. This dome acts as a green house to many lifeforms, year-round. 

Worldclass Seedbank

Process

Naarden... uses natural resource of the underground place being cool and temperatiure consistent. 

Tour of 

Naarden

When we arrived in Naarden, we spent the first few hours touring the location. The underground facilities were cool, narrow and damp. 

Droneshots 

for Context

Since we had limited time, we made an effort to gather as many assets as possible, getting ready for the final presentation right away.

Back to the Studio

After touring Naarden, we returned to De Tinfabriek and layed out our assets, and created a gameplan of how we envisioned the next 20 hours to go, and what we wanted from the end. 

Observations

Sectioned

The sections are closed off except for single access tunnel, allowing for security. 

Protective

Naarden has always been about protecting life. Now we aim to do that in a new manner. 

Regulated

Cellars are protected from the outside by feet of land, creating naturally temperature regulated areas.

Insights

Science + Community

Naarden has always been about protecting life. Now we aim to do that in a new manner. 

Science + Community

Naarden has always been about protecting life. Now we aim to do that in a new manner. 

Using the land

Naarden has always been about protecting life. Now we aim to do that in a new manner. 

Architectural Features

Community Outreach

Naarden has always been about protecting life. Now we aim to do that in a new manner. 

Community Outreach

Naarden has always been about protecting life. Now we aim to do that in a new manner. 

Sectioned

Naarden has always been about protecting life. Now we aim to do that in a new manner. 

Late Night Model Making

Naarden... uses natural resource of the underground place being cool and temperatiure consistent. 

Snacks

Thanks for the delicious snacks netherlands. Great cheeses. 

Pitching

At 12:30 pm we presented in front of a panel of architects and judged the projects_ who were the people. Tell thier names

Sustainability Award

Our submission ended up showcased in the BK City Hall

Naarden is a town full of history. It was fun to be get to be a part and potentially make a difference.