Watch this Seasaw hotspot designed as sea defense

Seasaw flood defense

MVRDV wins competition for landmark public installation in Den Helder with ‘infinite loop’ design

This stunning Seasaw concrete sea defensewill rock back and forth with the tide along the Dutch seashore. MVRDV recently won a competition to design a unique permanent art installation for the scenic coastal Dutch city of Den Helder.
The design, which will rise on a historic dyke north of Amsterdam, is a curvilinear observation platform that twists into an infinite loop perched several feet over the sea.
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Arcadis strengthens Coastline Manhattan

Arcadis strengthens Coastline Manhattan

NY Sandy

Arcadis is in charge of actions to be taken to strengthen Manhattan’s coastline. Over four kilometers will be strengthened by building watercourses, dams and a better drainage system.

The Manhattan project is the first part of a coastal defense system. In order to win the project, Arcadis participated in the contest ‘Rebuild by design’. The contest was canceled after Hurricane Sandy, who caused tens of billions of dollars five years ago. Read More

Meet the new urban waterfront

Eco Waterfront

ECOncrete® supplies a range of modular esthetic sea wall elements, which functionally integrate into coastal infrastructure.

Our waterfront needs to protect us from het rising sea level. Good news: The number of innovative options for restoring ecology along the urban waterfront seems to be increasing by the minute.

Since land in urban areas is often unavailable or difficult to restore to pre-settlement times, floating wetlands (FWs), an ecologically engineered technology, represent an effort to mimick the wetlands that existed long ago.

FWs hold the promise of returning ecological services like pollutant uptake and transformation, water quality improvement, wave attenuation, habitat, and aesthetic beautification.

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Delta city Jakarta protected by Dutch Water Experts

A seawall will protect delta city Jakarta

A seawall will protect delta city Jakarta

Jakarta is sinking about 6 cm a year. This low delta city also faces sea level rising and needs protection.

That’s why the Indonesian ministries, Jakarta City and Dutch water engineers work together in a 30 – 40 years NCICD-project to protect the city in a sustainable way against climate change. Read More

New Dutch Rainwater Approach: No Wet Feet, Lots Of Birds And A Beautiful View

peak water disposal system

Water Board let polder Haastrecht deflate again.

We saw it this summer in the Netherlands. The rainfall the last years is extraordinary. Climate is changing and the regular water systems can not always get rit of the rainwater. Therefore, the Netherlands use a relatively new weapon against water: the peak water disposal system. Read More