Klavertje 4 Greenport Venlo
Venlo, Horst, Sevenum, MaasbreeCradle to Cradle working landscape for Greenport
Venlo and the surrounding area wants to be the first region in the world to apply the principles of Cradle to Cradle (C2C). Floriade 2012, the forthcoming world horticultural exhibition, serves as a precedent, but the existing (production) industry, logistics and agribusiness is pre-eminently suitable for the successful application of the C2C principles. Klavertje 4 (K4) is an area approximately 5,000 hectares in size to the northwest of Venlo, situated between the A73 and A67 motorways. A dynamic zone of logistics and agrarian activity should be developed in this extensive area without this leading to irreversible damage to the natural environment in which these activities are embedded. The new development should merge with the landscape giving rise to a harmonious and sustainable balance in the fusion between economy and ecology. In the master plan the various functions are geared to one another wherever possible, thus creating added value: the Agro-Business Park. This combines a large number of logistics functions (distribution, trade, storage) with facilities for production and processing. The objective is not only the transportation of goods but also to add value, to trade this directly and to develop expertise in these areas. This means that combinations are created between auction and knowledge-intensive companies that are expected on the Floriade site. In addition to programmed combinations, other combinations can, of course, be sought in water management, energy systems and infrastructure.
in cooperation with
Urban Affairs, De Urbanisten, VHP, A2studio (visualisation)
Logistic business park, glasshouse horticulture, landscape development, leisure, infrastructure
realization from 2010
Gemeenten Venlo, GOB, Horst aan de Maas, NV Klavertje 4, Provincie Limburg