The movement of sea, sand and wind – there is something magical about it. The Dune Carcass experiment tested how a wooden sculpture can form the basis for a new dune to contribute to the growth of a resilient coast.
Coastal areas are hugely popular worldwide. But the coast is also vulnerable due to sea level rise and increasing building activities.
More than ever, it is important to keep our coastal defenses robust. A cooperation between man and nature can form the basis for this. By utilising and encouraging natural dune growth, we can continue to ensure the safety of the hinterland.
The 50-metre-long Dune Carcass was designed based on the shape of an embryonic (young) dune and is made entirely of wood. The experiment was continuously monitored to examine the effectiveness of the construction. During the three months of the experiment, a total of a new dune with a height of about 1 meter and a width of 15 – 20 meters was realized.
Type: landscape, research
Size: 50 meters art installation
Made possible by a grant from the Dutch Creative Industry Fund.
Jorrit Noordhuizen i.c.w. Inge Kersten