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MVRDV to create Almere peninsula for World Horticultural Expo

News: the Dutch city of Almere has won a bid to host the World Horticultural Expo in 2022 with proposals by MVRDV for a square-shaped peninsula covered in gardens.

As well as hosting the six-month festival, the 45 hectare development will create a new city quarter over a lake and will accommodate a university, offices, homes and leisure facilities.

MVRDV are also the urban planners for Almere and will develop these plans as part of a wider strategy to expand the city with 60,000 new houses and 100,000 new work places.

"We will build a city that is literally green as well as ecological," said MVRDV's Winy Maas. "A city that produces food and energy, cleans its own water, recycles waste and holds a great biodiversity."

Maas also suggests that the merging of city and coutryside could "offer essential argumentation to the global concerns regarding of urbanisation and consumption."

Read more about the proposals in our earlier story.

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