UF de Schilde - The "Times Square of Urban Farming"

Architecture: space&matter
Architect: space&matter

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.

Main Facts

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 Development Campaign In fall of 2012, the Municipality of The Hague launched an urban agriculture initiative called Stadslandbouw to identify potential urban farming tenants for the building's vacancies. In this selection process, UF was awarded the rooftop space of 1'500 sqm (15'000 sft) and also a 700 sqm (7'000 sft) area in the 6th floor for operations, showroom and guest hospitality as well as other amenities.   Development Campaign Status  
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


UrbanFarmers USA Inc. announces East Coast Campaign worth USD 30m

30. March 2016

At its March 10 “Tomato meets Big Apple” event in New York City, the Company announced its portfolio outlook in the East Coast. Read Press Release here.

UF002 De Schilde construction is complete!

28. March 2016

Press Release in Dutch and English