Archinect - News 2014-04-19T23:57:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/58011089/mvrdv-s-almere-plan-wins-floriade-2022-competition MVRDV’s Almere Plan Wins Floriade 2022 Competition Alexander Walter 2012-09-25T14:32:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:54:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ol6jgux1dakiyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Dutch city of Almere has won the bid for the Floriade 2022 and will host the prestigious world horticultural expo in the year 2022. The exposition takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and is currently ending in Venlo. The MVRDV-designed plan for Almere seeks to be not a temporary expo site but a lasting green Cit&eacute; Id&eacute;ale as an extension to the existing city center.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Almere/MVRDV concept beat out fierce competition from Boskoop with OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Groningen with West 8, and Amsterdam Bijlmer with MTD Landscape Architect.</p>