2020 Masterclass High Density Energy Landscapes in Amsterdam

2020 Masterclass High Density Energy Landscapes in Amsterdam

In September 2020, the second edition of the Masterclass High Density Energy Landscapes took place in Amsterdam. Civil servants from different teams in the municipality of Amsterdam (Space and Sustainability Department) and the municipality of Diemen worked for one week on the complex landscape infrastructure of the Diemerscheg – the green landscape corridor in the East of Amsterdam. This year’s assignment called for the application of...

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1st price awarded to Master thesis project ‘Solarchipelago’ Maarkermeer (NL)

1st price awarded to Master thesis project ‘Solarchipelago’ Maarkermeer (NL)

The 1st price of the 2020 IFLA Europe student competition was awarded to WUR Landscape Architecture Master thesis project by David de Boer, supervised by Paolo Picchi and Sven Stremke! The Solarchipelago design research project features the so-called ‘solar grid’ – a modular system that provides solutions for water bodies with poor ecological quality and the allocation of renewable energy sources. Lakes, coasts and estuaries...

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Keynote & design competition at landscape quality conference

Keynote & design competition at landscape quality conference

On the 14th of February, Sven Stremke and Dirk Oudes gave a shared keynote on landscape quality and energy transition. The province of Utrecht organized the conference to draw attention to the potential of energy transition to increase landscape quality. The keynote was entitled ‘Learning to love the landscapes of carbon-neutrality’, after a paper published by Paul Selman in 2010 (Landscape Research journal). During their keynote, Sven and...

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Presentation Architecture Center Nijmegen: Designing Nijmegen energy landscape

Presentation Architecture Center Nijmegen: Designing Nijmegen energy landscape

November 27, Sven Stremke gave an invited presentation at the Architecture Center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His talk, among others, featured a selection of projects from the Academy of Architecture studio ‘Energize’ that addressed the near-future ambitions for solar energy in the Province of Utrecht. All details can be found here (Dutch only). Figure: Artist impression organic photovoltaic installation in urban fabric (van...

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Lecture and guest critic TU Berlin, Germany

Lecture and guest critic TU Berlin, Germany

May 17, Sven gave a guest lecture and served as guest critic in the ‘Energielandschaften’ Design Studio at the Technical University Berlin, Landscape Architecture group (Prof. Undine Giseke). His presentation featured a number of insights from design research conducted over the past years at the NRGlab along with a slelection of outstanding Master thesis and studio projects from both Wageningen Unveiversity and the Amsterdam Academy...

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MSc thesis on perception of solar energy technology

MSc thesis on perception of solar energy technology

On the 23rd of March, Tom van Heeswijk defended his Master thesis at Wageningen University: Shaping solar energy for an energy neutral Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam. Local oppositions to wind turbines and solar parks are often related to visual impact and hampers renewable energy developments. In his research, Tom examined which factors influence the perception of renewable energy in general and the perception of four Dutch solar energy projects...

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