Flevoland is a symbol of the typical Dutch tradition of land reclamation. But the polder landscape is under pressure from all kinds of spatial claims. A new chapter in landmaking has begun: pioneering the future.
Without attention and care for the landscape, qualities are lost. With a negative impact on the business climate.
The essence of the landscape vision consists of four principles. These are of vital importance and must be considered in any development in the landscape.
1: Protect the hydraulic structure of dikes, pumping stations, locks and canals as polder DNA, make it visible and experienceable.
2: Preserve the unique experience of the open polder.
3: Build on the three distinctive polder characters of the Northeast Polder, Eastern Flevoland and Southern Flevoland.
4: Combine developments in hybrid areas with high dynamics, do not sprawl them across the landscape.
Based on five themes, illustrative designs were created for the three polders with sections through the landscape. These show how certain challenges can be designed. E.g. the appearance of Flevoland from the water and within the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, agricultural landscapes, new urban-rural relations, energy landscapes, and rich and robust green structures.
As a basis for the vision, the 24 core qualities of the Flevoland landscape have been identified, summarized in a Handbook. These qualities form the basis for designing the landscape of the future.
Type: regional vision, design research, landscape
Client: Province of Flevoland
Size: approximately 2,400 km2
Status: vastgesteld door Provinciale Staten
In cooperation with: Province of Flevoland and Antea Group