Aeres has chosen an architect to design the new building of Aeres University of Applied Sciences Almere. After an extensive selection procedure, BDG Architecten in Zwolle was chosen, a firm that was also responsible for the design of the current locations of Aeres University of Applied Sciences Dronten and Aeres University of Applied Sciences Wageningen (see illustrations).
Reason to select an architect was the intention to relocate Aeres University of Applied Sciences Almere from the centre of Almere to the Flevo Campus. This will be realised on a part of the Floriade site that is currently under development, near the centre of Almere.
Sustainable and healthy learning and working environment
Aeres University of Applied Sciences Almere wants first and foremost to create a sustainable, green and healthy learning and working environment, and this was specifically taken into account when selecting architects. Important topics in this context were the possibilities for using greenery and applying circular processes, for example in the field of energy, water and waste streams. In addition to these factors, topics such as urban integration and finance also played a role in the selection.
Preliminary design in spring 2019
In the spring of 2019, BDG Architecten is expected to produce a preliminary design for the new building of Aeres University of Applied Sciences in Almere. This preliminary design is one of the criteria based on which the Aeres Supervisory Board will take a final decision regarding construction of the new building.