Waterfronts NL Autumn 2013 Newsletter

Marking the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, this Autumn 2013 newsletter focuses on flood prevention due to rising sea levels and storm surges to highlight examples of our Dutch expertise which can help governments, developers, and communities prevent flooding.

Jakarta Coastal Development Strategy

Focus on Flood Prevention Part II: Sea Levels Rising

For centuries, the Netherlands has relied on its human-made dykes, dams and floodgates More
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Jakarta Coastal Development Strategy, Indonesia

Solving water defense and transportation issues while providing new living space More

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International Levee Handbook & Community of Practice

A compendium of good practice on the design, construction, maintenance and More

Superstorm Sandy, image courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sandy_Oct_25_2012_0400Z.JPG

Evaluating Recreational Water Sports Zones, The Hague

How a natural coastal defence system can encourage new waterfront activities More

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Waterfronts NL's KuiperCompagnons Wins ISOCARP Award of Excellence 2013

During the annual congress of The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) it was announced that an International partnership of Urban Design Firms consisting of KuiperCompagnons (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), RNL Design (Denver, USA) and John Tang & Associates (Hong Kong, China) have received the annual Award for Excellence for their innovative design of the Changxing Island Master Plan in China. More

Grontmij Designs Sustainable Beach Houses in Groede, The Netherlands

In the southwestern province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, Grontmij has developed together with Strandcamping Groede sustainable beach houses, built of Cradle to Cradle materials that additionally fit seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. More

Waterfronts NL Delivers Strategic Vision for Yachting Service Centres Across Northwest Europe

The Yacht Valley Project is aimed at developing and testing innovative and sustainable nautical service centres on a variety of redevelopment sites in Great Britain, France, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Lead by Grontmij and commissioned by HISWAWaterfronts NL was asked to prepare a strategic vision for the development of innovative service clusters for the nautical sector, focusing on several specific locations in the southwest region of the North Sea and English Channel Area.

The strategic vision is based on the latest developments and trends in the yachting industry, providing an overarching view alongside practical examples and typologies. These ideas can be used as building blocks and adapted to the specific local contexts of each region to provide tailor-made solutions for businesses. View the video (EN)

OMA/Royal HaskoningDHV in Final Stages of Rebuilding New York City Design Competition

Royal HaskoningDHV has teamed up with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and has now been selected for the second stage of a major design competition to make the hurricane Sandy affected region more resilient, specifically focusing on New York City itself. Commissioned by The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force in America, the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD) will set aside Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funding specifically to incentivize implementation of winning projects and proposals. 

The competition REBUILD BY DESIGN asks the design teams to introduce ‘innovative’ solutions for the most-affected and most-vulnerable areas of the Sandy-affected region within Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. The design teams should deliver design proposals that focus on regionally applicable solutions, increase resilience, develop and promote innovation, and integrate local efforts in the region.

KuiperCompagnons Wins International Design Competition for Shantou Waterfront City

KuiperCompagnons has won a shared first prize in the international design competition for Shantou New East Coastal Area in China. The design proposes a new water-resilient urban district between Shantou’s rivers and the sea, building on existing natural and cultural-historical qualities of the city. View the video (中国)  More