About UF002 De Schilde
UF De Schilde is one of UF’s largest international rooftop development campaigns. The building, a former Philips TV and phone set factory building, was constructed in the 50’s by the modernist architekt Dirk Roosenburg, grandfather of Rem Koolhaas. It is now a real landmark in the city of The Hague with great access and visibility from both the city center as well as the neighboring Westland – the Dutch horticultural cluster and “Silicon Valley” for plant growing and green innovation. UF De Schilde is already dubbed “Times Square of Urban Agriculture” due to its prime location and access in the city.
|Address||De Schilde, Televisiestraat 2-4, 2525KD, The Hague|
|Start of construction||Sep. 2015|
|Start of production||Spring. 2016|
|Production area||1500m2 + 400m2|
|Annual production volume||45 tons vegetable & 19 tons fish|
|UF is awarded the rooftop and the 6th floor of the De Schilde building by the Jury of Stadslandbouw||Dec 2013|
|UF hosting a Private Dinner at The Catch seafood restaurant to launch the development campaign with key decision makers from the Westland and the business community in The Hague.||Feb 2014|
|Launch of the UF Development Campaign Video "UF De Schilde - The Times Square of Urban Agriculture" to engage the The Hague business community and the Westland cluster.||March 2014|
|UF hosts the first EAT THE CITY Opinion Leader Forum at the De Schilde building. Important decision makers from the food industry and beyond, are invited to discuss innovation in commercial food production for the future.||Nov 2014|
|UF secures full financing of 2.7m Euro to build UF002 by two lead investors: SVn and a private Swiss investor.||July 2015|
|UF hosts the ‘Skybreaking’ ceremony of UF002 De Schilde on the farm rooftop, announcing the start of construction of the largest commercial rooftop farm in Europe.||Sep. 2015|
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