New projects, developments and innovations
Here you can read of the latest news:
New restaurant & garden centre for Plantorama
The Danish chain Plantorama has once again commissioned us to rebuild the existing garden centre in Amager. First of all, a new restaurant is being built. After completion, the old garden centre will be demolished and the sustainable garden centre of 5,000 m2 will be realized.
Rooftop greenhouse Agrotopia wins World Architecture Festival Award 2022
The rooftop greenhouse Agrotopia won first prize at the 15th edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Lisbon! This was a battle between 8 other impressive finalists in the category 'Completed Buildings for Production energy & recycling' from a total of 252 entries from around the world.
Expansion Tenterden garden centre
In collaboration with our partner Ebtech Glasshouse Systems, we are realizing the expansion of the Tenterden garden centre of the GrovesWell garden centres chain. The new entrance and an extra glass construction for sales will be realized at the beginning of 2023.
Specially developed insulated wide rain gutters
These wide insulated rain gutters have been specially developed for the new garden centre Gardheimar. They have extra-large capacity to prevent nuisance during extreme rainfall or snow. Together with the extra thick sandwich panels, no less than 200 mm thick, this will ensure even better insulation and therefore an energy saving of more than 40%.
Construction progress of 7,250 m2 garden center in Iceland
In Iceland, a large part of the steel construction for the new garden center of Gardheimar is now in place. On a site of 20,000 m2, a total of the 7,250 m2 construction with a mezzanine floor will be built. The 1,100m2 warehouse has also been built.
Completion in sight for Nature and Health Center Maarssen (NL)
The wide span construction for Nature and Health Center in Maarssen has taken shape in a short period of time. The future-proof construction is heated and cooled without a gas connection. The materials used create an intimate, climate-proof complex in which sustainability is an important factor.
Congress IGCA of 2022 in the Netherlands
After two years of absence, entrepreneurs in the garden industry can finally meet again at the IGCA 2022 Congress in Amsterdam. Nearly 200 garden center owners have already registered to participate in the conference, which starts on Sunday 28 August and ends on Friday evening 2 September.
Another successful Round Table Event, this time on location
The Round Table Event 2022 took place on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 May. From 7 different countries, 12 major players from the garden center industry came together. Two full days of interaction, inspiring tours and entertainment.
Work started for largest garden centre of Iceland
This year we will build a 7,250 m2 garden centre in Reykjavík. The international architectural firm PK Arkitektar has designed this mega project. The large shop windows, the green roof, the vertical wooden blinds and the architectural facade with continuous canopies give the garden centre the biophilic look that suits the company.
Cut your energy costs with our expertise
All energy costs have risen to an all-time high in recent times and it will rise much more. While the world leaders are considering this energy crisis, we as a Knowledge Based Builder want to advise you on how best to make your glass construction energy-efficient or even energy-neutral. chart Blog Energy Brainpool
Renovate for the future!
Renovating your building has many advantages, more comfort for your customers and employees, cheaper than moving and more energy efficient by using better insulating materials. A recent example of a renovation without closing the doors is that of Praxis Amersfoort.
Start construction revolutionary Kipster in US
Successful Kipster once again commissioned us to build other farms, this time in Indiana, America. In 2017, the first most animal-friendly and ecological farm for laying hens in the world was built in Venray. In 2019 in Beuningen. Now they are crossing the border, the first work has started.
Energy-neutral construction, what are the advantages and possibilities?
The revised European Directive on energy performance of buildings (2010/31 / EU) of May 2010 states that all new buildings must be built nearly energy-neutral by 31 December 2020 at the latest. How does this effect your plans and how can we help. Read it in our blog:
Also collaboration with French Hortère Conseil
After our recent collaboration with Ebtech Glasshouse Systems Ltd., we now also joined forces with Hortère Conseil in France. This collaboration ensures a better, continuous, faster realisation of our services to the French market, whilst still providing the Smiemans technology, experience, and expertise.
Opening Plantorama Tilst & Horsholm
In one weekend, the successful Plantorama chain has opened two new garden centres which will bring them to a total of 13 locations. On March 26, Denmark's largest garden centre was opened in Tilst and the day after the establishment in Hørsholm. We are proud that we have been able to realize these sustainable projects.
Completion in sight nominated glasshouse at botanical garden Flora
We are working hard at the special 3,000m2 project in the famous botanical garden in Cologne. Most of the glass has been placed in the ultra-modern glass roof of this progressive project. So special that it has a chance to win the price for the BTTV 2021 of Zinkinfo Benelux.
Round Table Event 2021
On February 23rd, Smiemans Projecten, together with Garden Connect & Tuinbranche Nederland, organised the follow-up to the Round Table Event of the previous year. This time as a webinar. No less than 19 entrepreneurs from 7 different countries, all with their own experiences and cultures, were online.
Highest point of glass palace at ‘Flora’ in Cologne
On 27 August, the first large steel arch of the new tropical glasshouse for Flora und Botanischer Garten Köln was erected and secured. The highest point of this special glass construction for this well-known botanical garden in the city of Cologne is reached at an early stage.
Climate-proof office of VB receives GPR Certificate
Monday July 20 was the first working day for the employees of VB at their new energy neutral workplace. On that day, the GPR certificate was also awarded after an extensive assessment by consultancy bureau M3E. With extremely high scores (between 7.9 and 8.8), the sustainability of this property is one of the best in the Netherlands.
New sustainable office building VB with atrium
New exhibition glasshouse for Landesgartenschau 2020
For the Landesgartenschau 2020 in Überlingen (DE) EdenParks, part of Smiemans Projecten, will build the new exhibition glasshouse for the special collection of cacti. The highlight curved glasshouse construction will be realized on a turnkey basis.
Three festive openings
Smiemans builds the World Horti Center
We received very good news just before we are going to celebrate X-mas: we are going to build the glass construction of The World Horti Center!
This will be the international platform for horticulture, a meeting point and knowledge center where business, education and research come together.
Project EdenParks nominated for 'The Roof of the year'
Jardin d'Hiverre at "Bomencentrum Nederland" has been nominated for the award: Roof of the Year. The independent jury noticed the special shape of the roof and the combination of the materials that have been used in this progressive project. This is a wonderful recognition for everyone of EdenParks, part of Smiemans Projecten.
Plant Propagation and greenhouse facilities for Botanical garden Inverewe (SCO)
Once again Smiemans Projecten has been given the assignment to build for a botanical garden. This time, the "National Trust for Scotland" asked us to build a propagation facility for Inverewe. Inverewe is one of the most famous gardens in Europe and one of the most visited in Scotland. "The National Trust for Scotland" is a non-profit organization that protects and promotes the natural and cultural heritage of Scotland.
'Most distinctive in the industry' at SME Entrepreneur Award 2017
Last Thursday was the 11th edition of the SME Entrepreneur awards. Smiemans Projecten won the prize 'Most distinctive in the industry'.
Jeroen Smiemans: "It was a great experience and a recognition for the whole team." During a well-attended meeting of MKB Westland, the chairman of the jury of the MKB Entrepreneur Award, Lars Boellaard, announced the winners.
Botanical glasshouse Smiemans in development plan Fleetwood, UK
Smiemans Projecten is involved in a major redevelopment project for an old port in Fleetwood, west of England. Wyre dock development LTD is an investment company that has been asked by ABP, the owner of the port, to write a redevelopment plan. The goal is to transform this historic waterfront site still utilised by Fleetwood fish trading firms into a vibrant area where people can live, work, shop and recreate. This will benefit the town of Fleetwood.
Metamorphose for garden centre Squire’s
At Squire’s Garden Centre, the HighLight arc greenhouse provides extra sales space and the venlo roof ensures that customers can buy the outdoor plants even in bad weather. In addition, there is a new spacious entrance and most doors have been replaced. This gives the garden centre a total metamorphosis.
After building also dismantling Dutch glass pavilion at the World Expo Milano
Join the EFSA Green Retail Days!
This year, Trend organisation EFSA will organise the EFSA Green Retail Days 2020. During these days it is possible to attend a Green Retail Tour and visit several garden centres and suppliers. You can also follow some interesting webinars or plan your individual trip to the showrooms of one of the EFSA members.