Marker Wadden, the Netherlands: A Building-with-nature Exploration

Translated title of the contribution: 荷兰马肯湖-瓦登海项目: 探索自然的建造

Liang Xiong, Rik de Visser

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The Marker Wadden finds a good balance between traditional wisdom and technology advance. On the one hand, based on the polder model, a traditional consensus way of planning and decision-making in the Netherlands, the Marker Wadden project is created by an alliance of both public and private bodies sitting together and their opinions acknowledged. On the other hand, it boldly explores in both philosophy and technique, and a new nature has been achieved by using innovative techniques and natural processes. Marker Wadden will be of great importance in a time of climate change. Wetland design and construction can contribute to sustainable water management, improve local ecosystems, and provide greater resilience of river deltas in storms and floods.
Translated title of the contribution荷兰马肯湖-瓦登海项目: 探索自然的建造
Original languageMultiple languages
Pages (from-to)58-75
Number of pages18
JournalLandscape Architecture Frontiers
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • The Markermeer
  • Polder Model
  • Silt
  • Archipelago
  • Building with Nature
  • Habitat restoration
  • Design by Research


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