Former Schinkelkerk (church)

Amstelveenseweg 136
Tjeerd Kuipers
Dit project is opgenomen in de route 'Farming the City', gemaakt voor de architectuur-app UAR.

Garden centre with goods for urban farmers

Urban Green is the first urban garden centre to focus specifically on urban dwellers willing to work with food in and around their home. The company sells products and provides a practical hub for knowledge-sharing and problem-solving relating to city growing: window boxes, roof gardens, hanging plants and vertical gardens, along with books related to city gardening.

Urban Green is housed in a former church, the Reformed Church ‘Schinkel’. This church without a tower was built in 1890, designed by architect Tjeerd Kuipers. The building exhibits characteristics of a mix of so-called neo-styles. As a result of secularisation, the building ceased to be a church in 1975. It was restored in 2009 and, not long after that, Urban Green took up residence there. (Cities/ARCAM)