Unique virtual 3D greenhouse for training in Cultivation and Technology

The world of greenhouse horticulture completely in 3D

For the Cultivation & Technology course of Zone.college, 3D is the new way of teaching and recruiting students remotely for the course. This interactive way of teaching is fully in line with the (digital) young generation of today. The glasshouse horticulture can be viewed online by everyone.

Remote student recruiting

Due to the pandemic, it is proving difficult to recruit students when open house days and information evenings are cancelled. “With a brochure by e-mail, I can not convey the beautiful profession as I could among the flowers in the greenhouse”, says Bertus Boer, teacher of Cultivation & Technology. MetaChef has made it possible to completely recreate three greenhouses in 3D to give the students the best possible picture of their future work space.

In the virtual greenhouse, you are guided through the greenhouse in an interactive way. This lets you discover what a grower does and you can control the greenhouse yourself, such as by changing the colour of the light and opening and closing the windows.

Endless use of 3D models

Just like his colleagues, in a short time Bertus Boer of Zone.college had to adapt completely to the new way of teaching: digitally and often from home. Much of the same traditional teaching material is currently used for this. In the short term, however, we can also reuse parts from the 3D greenhouses for giving interactive lessons at a distance. In addition, we are working – together with MetaChef – to get more teaching material digitally, 3D and interactive! View the virtual 3D greenhouse here.