The Food Science Centre will house an experience area, tasting kitchens, a restaurant, a pilot plant, laboratories and a work environment. Upfield has the vision to create a ‘Better Plant-Based Future’. This mission is translated into a clear, rational and future-proof building. The architecture has a natural and sustainable look & feel, featuring a rhythmic timber and green covered facade. Construction on the Upfield Food Science Centre started in October 2020.
Upfield is the authority in plant-based foods and the leading producer of plant-based spreads and cheeses globally. Fokkema & Partners simultaneously designed the exterior and interior of the new and sustainable Upfield Food Science Centre at the heart of the Foodvalley, the Wageningen University & Research campus. The Food Science Centre will house an experience area, tasting kitchens, a restaurant, a pilot plant, laboratories and a work environment.