Vista leading design sessions 'Oeverdijk'


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.