Coastal Lines

The research Nieuw Landschap searches for changes that take place almost unnoticed like decline of population, a changing (agricultural) economy and renewed appreciation for the landscape. This project searches for ways to lead these developments into the right direction.

LINT was asked to conduct a quick scan to show the potentials of the northern part of Noord-Holland and decided to focus on the different coastal landscapes. In the projects specific potentials and interventions were explored that can improve the coastal landscapes and solve different problems in the coastal areas. The proposals provide better access to experience the unique landscapes of the Noordzee, the dunes and the IJsselmeer.

For the coast on the Wieringermeerpolder LINT proposes a widening of the dike. This widening solves three different problems. It will improve the spatial quality and accessibility of the coast, with a particular regard to the relations between the water and the hinterland. In addition, it will provide a sustainable and robust water system, for both the Wieringermeerpolder and the IJsselmeer. Furthermore, the dike offers specific conditions for new initiatives and functions in the Wieringermeer.

Noord-Holland, design research, commissioned by Nieuw Landschap (Miranda Reitsma en Urban Synergy), landscape architecture, dike reinforcement, coastal reinforcement, nature development, design research, ecology, LINT landscape architecture Utrecht Middelburg 2013