Rijkere Dijken (‘Richer Dikes’) | research by DELVA Landscape Architects with Dingeman Deijs Architect

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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.

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Dry Dock Park | Antwerp Belgium | cluster landschap

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Today, the area composed by the former dry docks, on the northern side of the city of Antwerp, forms an urban void between the historical city center and the harbor. The City of Antwerp wants to transform the old harbor complex into an urban landscape-park respecting the original dry dock infrastructure as well as the existing tide.

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