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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Design project shortlisted in Post-Fossil City competition

Design project shortlisted in Post-Fossil City competition

Tom van Heeswijk’s design project got shortlisted, between 250 submissions from 40 countries. The ten finalists presented their imaginative ideas on March 16 in Utrecht/The Netherlands. In a post-fossil city, public spaces are more than places to live, work and recreate. In a post-fossil city, public spaces are places that generate sustainable energy, that is used in households and to power electric cars. ‘Solar energy in public...

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Consortium with NRGlab member wins 10th edition Eo Wijers competition

Consortium with NRGlab member wins 10th edition Eo Wijers competition

In the 10th edition of the Eo Wijers competition, NRGlab member Dirk Oudes was part of the winning consortium. The team of Wing, H+N+S landscape architects, FABRIC, Witteveen+Bos, Marco.Broekman and CE Delft won a shared first prize in the Eo Wijers competition. The assignment was to develop a strategy for the Stedendriehoek to become energy-neutral by 2030, a region in the east of the Netherlands. The consortium proposed a plan, named S3H-BTK,...

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BETUWE+ thesis wins first price in ‘Future Ideas’ competition

BETUWE+ thesis wins first price in ‘Future Ideas’ competition

WUR Landscape Architecture student wins first price of the international Future Ideas competition. Rosanne Weijers had submitted her BSc thesis entitled ‘Resounding Overbetuwe'; a result of the BETUWE+ thesis studio in May/June 2013. In her thesis, Rosanne succeeded to employ renewable energy as a means to solve problems posed by the existing highway A15 (noise, barrier and visual impact). The award ceremony will take place on the 14th of...

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NRGlab thesis student received thesis award 2011-2012

NRGlab thesis student received thesis award 2011-2012

Tim Snippert, who conducted his MSc thesis under supervision of Sven Stremke and Rudi van Etteger, received the 2011-2012 best thesis award from the chair group of Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University. In his final thesis, Tim explored a joint approach to energy transition, population decline, water issues and agricultural problems in the Dutch Peatcolonies. His thesis has also been nominated to participate in the Wageningen...

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