Analysis & Planning Award of Honor
Green through Red, Buiten Vennep, The Netherlands
Lodewijk Baljon Landscape Architects,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands and VISTA
Landscape and Urban Design, The Netherlands
Clients: AM Wonen; BPF Bouwinvest; Woningbedrijf Amsterdam; and
Innovative and sustainable discussion of dwellings and locations.
. . Out of necessity, the Dutch have a lot to teach us about land
use. They're not afraid of innovation, either.
Professional Awards Jury Comments
There is a great demand for green housing in Western Holland, but
it is rare and difficult to build. In the region this type of housing
is rare and difficult to build. The focus of this project is The
Haarlemmermeer Polder, a piece of reclaimed agricultural land near
Amsterdam that is under heavy urban pressure and suffers from poor
water management. By combining the use of this land with low density
housing, the green-and-blue character of the region is reinforced.
This is a pilot project in creating an extraordinary environment
for housing, while financing and building new functions, and is
linked to the planning policies of the province's new regional plan.