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Area development for sustainability - Wieringerrandmeer, NL

Location: Wieringermeer, Netherlands
Date: 2003 - 2010
Involved parties: Royal Boskalis Westminster, Volker Wessel Stevin Bouw & Vastgoedontwikkeling Nederland, Witteveen + Bos (winning consortium in a design contest)

Technology Readiness Level: 2 (sustainable masterplan developed)
Environment: Lakes and Rivers
Keywords: Water management, peripheral lake, polder, socio-economic development

 

Building with Nature designTraditional design


This project uses an integrated approach to give the area a socio-economic boost, improve the water management and increase the ecological value by enabling the establishment of a more diverse nature.


In a traditional project only the water management problem would be considered and solved with a technical solution (which would probably be a new pumping station). Other aspects of the region, such as the socio-economical situation, would be addressed in other projects by other institutions.

 

 

 

 

Initiation Phase

Project Objective

The objectives of the project are to give a socio-economical impulse to the northern part of the province of North Holland, to develop new nature and to improve the water management of this area. One of the aims is to attract new businesses and residents. Water will bring new economic activity in the region, which presently relies almost exclusively on agriculture and fishing.

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Planning and design

A complete planning and design for this project was made by the Proponent, and after a design competition in cooperation with a Consortium of Consultants and Contractors.  

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Construction

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Operation and Maintenance

Did not take place


Lessons Learned

  • Nature can be a unique and essential selling point. 
  • One should think differently.
  • Be aware of different views on the same aspect.

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