In the coming years, 99 dikes in the Netherlands have to be reinforced. Besides their function to protect, these flood defences have an impact on the functioning of their surrounding area. That’s why we –as spatial designers- asked ourselves if a dike can be more than just a monotone embankment. DELVA Landscape Architects and Dingeman Deijs Architect developed six new typologies for dikes in six different landscapes. We worked with experts in the field of engineering and technology.
Continue reading Rijkere Dijken (‘Richer Dikes’) | research by DELVA Landscape Architects with Dingeman Deijs Architect
Oskarshamn is a small harbor town on Sweden’s east coast with a population of 17,258 in 2010. It sits midway between the summer town of Västervik and the university and cultural city of Kalmar. Characterized by the port industries and businesses, the city relationship with the water has changed dramatically within the past 100 years as the natural bay, Döderhultsviken, has been transformed by the city’s harbor activities. After years of changes in the port industry , demands for larger areas and harbor depth has moved much of harbor industry out of the inner harbor and onto new quays further from the city center. With the goal of developing new visions for their inner harbor, Oskarshamn municipality invited 3 teams to develop proposals for city’s inner harbor.
Continue reading Döderhultsviken | Oskarshamn Sweden | Mandaworks, Adept, Hosper Sweden and WSP
The concept masterplan has been completed for The Mall of Baltia, the first ‘super’ retail and leisure centre in the region of Kaliningrad, a seaport city and the administrative center of Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian enclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea.
Continue reading The Mall of Baltia | Kaliningrad Oblast Russia | Broadway Malyan
Hapa and the Vancouver Parks Board developed Mid-Main Park on a remnant site where Main Street bends at 18th Avenue. Working with the Mount Pleasant community, Hapa developed a park design that provides a social hotspot on the Main Street promenade, integrates sustainable principles of tree protection and stormwater management, while also celebrating the history of the site.
Continue reading Mid Main Park | Vancouver Canada | Hapa Collaborative
Biomimicry offers enormous potential to transform our landscapes, buildings, products and systems. For every problem that we currently face – whether it is generating energy, finding clean water, designing out waste, manufacturing benign materials, or designing a Biomimicry Discovery Park there will be precedents within nature that we can study. We believe that our proposal has stayed true to this sentiment and produced a viable, beautify and functional project that ‘talks to’ the values espoused in Biomimicry.
Continue reading Biomimicry Discovery Park | Newtown Landscape Architects