World Food Center Ede

In the city of Ede, De Zwarte Hond is working on the transformation of the former Maurits Zuid barracks into the World Food Center (WFC). A new, lively district will emerge here, where everything revolves around food. Companies from the food sector, various knowledge institutions and consumers will congregate here to create and share knowledge. The 28-hectare site is strategically located in the heart of the Foodvalley Region, near Ede-Wageningen station. The connections to the Randstad and Germany are good. It’s an ideal place to live, work and stay: a second focal point in the city, next to the existing centre.

From the station – which is being renovated – visitors will soon walk through a new city park to the heart of the WFC. Here, between the national monuments of the Mauritskazerne and Friso barracks, they will find an important eye-catcher and food attraction: the World Food Center Experience, in which the Netherlands will showcase itself as the global frontrunner of the agri-food sector. Around it there will be restaurants, a hotel and conference centre, apartments, business premises and places to exercise and relax. Further away from the area’s core, the emphasis is increasingly on living and working.

Food forest avenues

Business campus

Landscaped living


World Food Center Ede
Ede, NL
20 ha
WFC Development (BPD, Green Real Estate en Van Wijnen)
Research, Urban Design
Education, Infrastructure, Residential, Work
Development Phase
Gemeente Ede
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