Vista in winning team Marker Wadden!

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Windstreek at Food Film Festival 2014

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Vista at the Beijing Design Week

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Vista leading design sessions 'Oeverdijk'

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As part of the dike reinforcement between Hoorn and Amsterdam the regional water board has proposed a new type of dike, the shoreline dike. This is a low wide dike that is placed in front of the old dike. This means the culturally and historically significant dike is spared, while a flexible and therefore sustainable new flood defence replaces its function. This is a major addition in the coastal landscape but offers many opportunities for nature and recreation while itself forming the next level of cultural history. In order to think about these proposals in the necessary depth, the province of North Holland together with experts and stakeholders has organised a series of design sessions. The result of the workshops is an inspiration book with directions of thought, constraints and ideas represented in spatial sketches. This will form the first step in the creation of integral dike design.

Building with Nature

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Vista has been asked by the National Advisor for Environment and Water to show what Building with Nature can mean for the construction of the Northeast Corridor in Brainport Eindhoven. Through design research, we try to gain insight how Building with Nature can obtain stature. In this spatial case study we combine civil engineering with ecological aspects. 

Vista at IABR 2014 Urban by Nature

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Oostvaardersplassen project up and running again!

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Vista has been commissioned to complete the landscape design for Oostvaardersveld as ‘landscape showcase’ of the Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve. After being postponed for several years by the previous government, finance has been made ​​available for this development. The Oostvaardersplassen reserve is the much talked about flagship of the Dutch nature and the Dutch Forestry Commission aims to attract a much larger number of visitors to the area. To this aim Vista together with Olaf Gipser designed a new visitor center, positioned as a window to the landscape. This design will be finalized and implemented in the coming winter. When sufficient funds become available over the coming years, the construction of the recreational facilities and the visitor center itself will follow.

Read more  Project page

 

Yifang Vista Beijing

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Over the past three years, Vista has explored the Chinese market actively. Seven projects scattered over China's mainland have led to the opening of a project office in Beijing. The office is located on the edge of the Yuyuantanpark just inside the third ring of Beijing.

Clove Valley Resort Beijing under construction

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Vista in two winning sustainable barn projects

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Sustainable, animal friendly barns well integrated into the landscape. Under the SBIR program (Small Business Innovation Research) the Ministry of Economic Affairs asked businesses for development ideas. Of 51 proposals received, three projects were selected, each receiving a contribution of 480,000 Euro. On June 3, the three winning consortia received a check from State Secretary Sharon Dijksma. With this money, a first prototype is to be built and the projects made market ready.

Vista is part of two of the three winning consortia and designed the landscape integration concept for both the Windstreek barn (for chickens) and Kwatrijn barn (for dairy). Recent public debate on the so-called 'mega barns’ made the landscape integration a major concern in this SBIR round. Former Government Advisor for the landscape Yttje Feddes was for this reason part of the independent review committee of experts.

See also: press release, project page Kwatrijn, www.kwatrijn.com, project page Windstreek, www.windstreek.org



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