Wonderwoods will become a vibrant hub of health and happiness bang in middle of the city of Utrecht. Somewhere you can immerse yourself in nature, nurture your health and wellbeing, live and breathe green, and eat, drink, shop, exercise, relax and work – all in one spot.
You can catchup with friends or enjoy a health solo lunch on our lush roof park while watching birds flit from tree to tree. Or have some family fun at our Vertical Forest Hub, where a ranger can tell you all about the flora and fauna at Wonderwoods. Or visit Nowhere, Europe’s first centre dedicated to immersive digital art. Soon you will become part of a thriving new community of people from far and wide – or from just around the corner.
Annually, this area – roughly the size of a football pitch – will absorb a minimum of 5,400kg of CO2 and generate at least 41,400 kg of oxygen.
Some 10,000 perennials of different species – 360 trees and around 9,700 bushes, shrubs and herbs – will be watered using an innovative irrigation system. Any excess water will be stored in a reservoir in the parking garage ready for the next watering.
Water retention boxes spread over the entire roof of each building will also collect rainwater to cool and nourish the plants. When they’re full – the levels are monitored using smart flow control – the rainwater will gently run off onto a lower roof surface. And so forth.
G R E E N M O B I L I T Y
A bicycle is undoubtedly the cleanest and healthiest form of transport. To make it as easy as we can for cyclists, residents and office users will be given at least one permanent spot in the spacious and secure indoor bicycle park.
Wonderwoods will also promote e-car, e-bike and e-scooter sharing. You can reserve, unlock and pay for your mode of transport in just a few clicks via a mobile app.
And naturally, there are advantages to being on the doorstep of the largest public transport hub in the Netherlands.
As we aim to encourage car-sharing and other mobility solutions, there will only be a limited number of private parking spaces available at Wonderwoods.