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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Webinar: Designers in the world of science

Webinar: Designers in the world of science

Designers in the world of science – a webinar on practice oriented research This two-evening webinar organized by the research group High-Density Energy Landscapes (Amsterdam Academy of Architecture) will focus on practice oriented design research. This design research takes place at the interface of environmental design practice, applied science and university. Participants will learn about the possibilities for doctoral research (PhD) in...

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Peer-reviewed paper published: Evolution of energy landscapes

Peer-reviewed paper published: Evolution of energy landscapes

In June 2020, the article Evolution of energy landscapes: a regional case study in the Western Netherlands, written by Sven Stremke and Jolanda de Jong was published by the international open access journal Sustainability. The research was supported by the Dutch national cultural heritage service (Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed, RCE). The paper illustrates and discusses the spatial impact of past and ongoing energy transitions in the...

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Peer-reviewed paper published: Literature review on landscape quality in large-scale transformation projects

Peer-reviewed paper published: Literature review on landscape quality in large-scale transformation projects

A new peer-reviewed paper by members of the NRGlab has been published recently. The paper by Dirk Oudes and Sven Stremke is entitled Climate adaptation, urban regeneration and brownfield reclamation: a literature review on landscape quality in large-scale transformation projects and was published by the journal Landscape Research. The paper is a result of a joint research effort between the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture and Wageningen...

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Volkskrant – national newspaper interview Sven Stremke

Volkskrant – national newspaper interview Sven Stremke

On the 12th of February 2020, the national newspaper Volkskrant published an interview with Sven Stremke on high-density energy landscapes and energy transition in Amsterdam. Access the full interview (in Dutch) here.   Figure: Urban energy landscape with multiple functions (Van Heeswijk and Stremke,...

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