On the Google Earth you immediately notice the difference between the turbid Markermeer and the clear IJsselmeer. The concept of Marker Wadden will change that by achieving a unique dual-purpose: tackling the silt problem and then, by taking use of the silt, to create marshlands and shallow water. Result: a unique wetland and bird paradise. It allows us to create a future for the Markermeer with clearer water and valuable nature. At the same time, it gives the Netherlands a hydraulic engineering innovation, never shown before in the world.
Building a bird paradise in the Markermeer is possible only if we build at very low costs. We dredge holocene material and bring it up above the water level within sand dams and let it be consolidated in phases. By mixing holocene material and water, the volume of the land increases on balance. We see this as a very economical manner of land reclamation for new nature. We have stated birds as our central consideration. Birds take a central position in the ecosystem and stimulate the nature to get going.
LOCATIONMarkermeer LelystadCLIENTBoskalisCATEGORYDesign planPERIOD2014-2021SIZE1.300 haBUDGET90.000.000 euroSTATUSRealisedCOLLABORATIONArcadisWitteveen & BosAltenburg & WymengaANIMATIONVistaXKP Visual EngineerDESIGN SETTELMENT 2020Ziegler | Branderhorst Palmbout Urban Landscape