Oostvaardersplassen project up and running again!


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.

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'Das Erbe' in Reden

Exhibition 'Das Erbe' about the history of coal mining in Saarland! The exhibition concept is designed by Jürg Steiner.Das-Erbe

Think Tank thinks along with Windstreek

In December The National Think Tank released an advise on the sustainability of the food chain (www.nationale-denktank.nl). One of their casestudies was the Windstreek, a new integrated sustainable barn for chickens (www.windstreek.org). Vista is a partner in the consortium developing the barn project and is responsible for the design and landscape integration. The project and market opportunities were positively assessed by the think tank. Windstreek is supported by the SBIR innovation programme and the aim is that a pilot barn will be constructed in 2014.


Construction New Overbos begins

The construction of the multipurpose residential and care facility New Overbos in Heemstede has started. The new complex was designed by Drost + van Veen Architects in Rotterdam in collaboration with Vista. (Image AM)


'Light and water play' in Garden Reden


Photo: G. Wehlack

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Windstreek featured in Het Parool

Under the heading ‘A comfortable place for the slow chicken’ the newspaper Het Parool (29-12-12), contained a feature on the Windstreek sustainable chicken barn. The feature detailed some of the sustainable technologies new ideas about this innovative project.

Vista moves to NDSM-Wharf

Vista has moved to the NDSM-wharf in Amsterdam North. NDSM is a historical remainder of the largest shipyard in Amsterdam, an area now developing the creative heart of Amsterdam on the north bank of the IJ river. Our new address is: TT. Neveritaweg 23, 1033 WB Amsterdam.


Chinese visitors on the Volgermeer

The Beijing Environment Sanitation Group visited the Volgermeerpolder as part of an international excursion to research innovative methods dealing with waste. 


Grube Reden in LS yearbook

The project Grube Reden has been included in the Dutch 2012 yearbook for landscape architecture and urbanism.


Photographer follows Water Garden

The professional photographer Christoph M. Frisch has been following the years of developments in the Grube Reden water garden closely. Photos and project descriptions can be found on the website Industriekultur Ansichten.


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