Part of the regional transformation program, to turn the Grevelingen from a dead lake into a vivid and sustainable part of the Dutch delta, is the renewal of the Grevelingendam. What started out as a prime project to bring new prosper to the delta provinces of the Netherlands decades ago has slowly decayed into a derelict recreational landscape. A new future for this dam is needed, to prevent further decay.

By means of three different design models, a new future for the dam was studied. The fourth, ultimate design model boasts both overwhelming nature and spectacular recreational facilities. The design is based on the principles: a large-scaled landscape, free wetland nature, maximum accessibility and the production of sustainable energy – to make the dam a self-sufficient system.

Location: Grevelingen, The Netherlands
Client: Groenservice Zuid-Holland
Collaborators: Lola Landscape Architects
Year: 2010