Proto-zoöps are organisations on their way to becoming Zoöps. They are practicing different aspects of the Zoöp model, in preparation for becoming fully fledged Zoöps in the near future.
Project: Innovative food forest
Size: 1 hectare
Location: Between Schuytgraaf, Arnhem and Elst, the Netherlands
Footprint buildings: 0.0005 hectare
Current type of organisation: Non-profit, social profit movement, foundation transforming economy into a natural way of acting and interacting
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Name: Het Nieuwe Instituut
Project: First experimental zoöp: Two large ponds, The New Garden, a terrace cafe and roof collection building at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
Size: 1.3 hectares
Ponds: 0.5 hectare, average depth 80 cm
Garden: 0.26 hectare
Roof of Collection building (including West and Oostkop): 0.2 hectares
Location: Museumpark, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Current type of organisation: Foundation, cultural institute for architecture, design and digital culture
Bodemzicht ('soil perspective') is a regenerative farm right next to Nijmegen. The farm wants to provide a realistic circular alternative to current agriculture and create a long term future for farmers in the Netherlands.
We Are Here Venice
*Please note: this is a proto-proto-zoöp, proposed during the Covid-19 pandemic within the limits of possibility.
Name: We Are Here Venice
Project: Observation of salt marsh dynamics
Size: 210 m2
Location: Venetian Lagoon
Footprint buildings: None
Current type of organisation: NGO, private property
Name: Fort Abcoude
Project: Hotel, restaurant and pop-up cultural activities by Igor Sancisi (Grayfield) en Marthijn Pool (Space&Matter), also fostering a thriving ecosystem
Size: Fortress island: 28,500 m2
Location: Fort bij Abcoude, Molenweg 19, 1391 CH Abcoude
Surface covered with soil and vegetation: 2770 m2
Surface covered with hard paving: 1600 m2
Current type of organisation: KoolGeitWolf B.V.
Commercial enterprise with for-profit business model, commited to investing in improving the eco-system and enhancing the flora and fauna
Urbaniahoeve Demonstration Food Forest: 'DemoTuinNoord' (DTN)
Name: Urbaniahoeve Demonstration Food Forest
Project: Demonstration food forest
Location: Amsterdam Noord, Berberisstraat 16, 1032 EL, Amsterdam
Current type of organisation: This 10-year-old urban food forest is the outdoor studio of artist Debra Solomon / the Urbaniahoeve foundation, plant nursery, topsoil production location, urban soils research laboratory, and "Red List" Pond.
Amsterdam Zuidoost Urban Food Forest / Voedselbos Amsterdam Zuidoost (VBAZO)
The Amsterdam Zuidoost Food forest (VBAZO) is an area of 55 hectares, located in the K-neighborhood of Amsterdam Bijlmermeer, where a group of active residents work on the design, implementation and management of a food forest.
Project: Communal garden
Size: 2 Pavilions of 250m2 and 62m2
Location: Amstelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Footprint buildings: 312m2
Current type of organisation: Platform for art, nature and technology, not for profit foundation
KeningsHof van Stichting Kening
Name: KeningsHof van Stichting Kening
Project: Farm and meadow land
Size: 1000 hectares
Location: Friesland, The Netherlands
Footprint buildings: 170m2
Current type of organisation: Foundation combining knowledge, culture and action
Project: A social enterprise offering people nature experiences close to cities
Size: The planned area per settlement is approximately 20 hectares
Footprint buildings: The planned ratio of nature and buildings is 95 to 5%: 19 hectares of new nature to 1 hectare of walking paths and cabins.
Current type of organisation: Social Enterprise
Mäusebunker is a former animal testing laboratory in Berlin. Design Studio BrandlHuber+ aims to transform this iconic site into a place for multispecies co-habitation.
University College Utrecht
University College Utrecht (UCU) is a Liberal Arts College of Utrecht University. Its 70,000 m2 residential campus houses grass, plants, bushes, around a hundred trees, as well as many species of animals, among which about 750 humans.