After a selection phase, Flux has been commissioned to research and depict what the Netherlands could look like in 2100. In this assignment, different narratives will be developed for the Netherlands, answering issues around nature, agriculture, urbanisation and energy. Commissioned by the Ministry BZK and from the programme Mooi Nederland.
Image: Analysis of the Netherlands
Vision Deventer station area
After a selection procedure, Flux landscape architecture was chosen to develop a vision for the Deventer station area, also known as the Kien Campus. The vision examines how the area can be developed in the future and how urban densification and an attractive public space can come together. Design principles such as water storage, mobility, nature and program are proposed for different types of public spaces.
Flux and SVP architecture and urbanism were selected as designteam for the public space of the station area of Culemborg. In the coming years, the area around the station will be densified into an area with an attractive urban character. A maximally green and inviting public space is an important part of the design and issues of water storage, heat stress and residential quality play a crucial role here. Together with SVP, Flux is forming the design team for the urban plan and the design of the public space. Commissioned by the municipality of Culemborg.
Final symposium design research Holtland
Since 2021, Flux has been working on the design research Holtland. We will conclude this research with a final symposium in which the results of the research will be presented. After the presentations, there will be an open discussion about new forests in the Netherlands. We would like to invite you to attend this symposium. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for talks and drinks. Will you be there too? You can register for this symposium via this link
13.30-13.45 walk-in and coffee
13.45 introduction (start of the research and programme by Flux)
On 13 September, outgoing minister Hugo de Jonge visited a group of landscape architects and urban designers, invited by BSNP/NVTL titled the 'Ontwerpkrachtcentrale'. An initiative aimed at introducing the minister into design practice based on a number of exemplary projects. Flux' project the Edible Waddencoast (part of the exhibition Sponsland) and the design research into new landscape parks in the Netherlands (Gangen) were discussed with the minister.
Since 2021, Flux has been working on the design research Holtland. We would like to conclude this research with a final symposium in which the results of the research will be presented. In addition, we will discuss new forests in the Netherlands. The design research Holtland consists of:
Het Utrechts Heuvelland, het Bossenboek, Rivierbossen en Bossen voor Bouwen.
Hope to see you on the 28th of September on behalf of the entire Flux team!
Flux is working on Werkboek Brabant
Commissioned by the province of North-Brabant and the Ministry of BZK, Flux is working on the ‘Spatial Proposal’. Through a comprehensive analysis of the landscape and of the major transition challenges in Brabant, qualities, opportunities and bottlenecks are being examined. This is compiled in the Werkboek Brabant. The findings from this series of maps are of valuable input for the Spatial Proposal and form the basis for further planning.
Flux was commissioned by the municipality of The Hague to work on a vision for a biodiverse and climate-adaptive development of Binckhorst The Hague. The vision combines the urbanisation assignment with a solid landscape quality impulse and a future-proof design of the public space. The project starts from an overall vision for the entire Binckhorst area, that shows an inspiring future image for the longer term. From this vision, a number of subareas have been worked out. Concrete ‘rules’ for a future-proof design of the public space are proposed for each subarea. These ground rules include the integration of water storage in the public space, the design of (green) quays and a strategy for climate-adaptive and biodiverse planting in various conditions. In collaboration with Wageningen University and Research.
The project Werkspoorkwartier was nominated for the Landezine Awards and received the Special Mention at the ceremony! From the jury report:
‘The jury appreciated the systemic approach to the redesign, the sense of the visual language effortlessly handling all the challenges, and the translation of the industrial feel of the site into a contemporary work environment. According to the jury the project, at the same time looks ordinary and excels in detailing, materiality and implementation of green infrastructure.’
Flux has been working on the transformation of the area since 2010, including a walking route in the form of the Werkspoorpad, the outdoor space of the Werkspoor cathedral and Werkspoor factory and the transformation of the harbour. The project is in collaboration with Charlotte Ernst, commissioned by Gemeente Utrecht and Overvecht vastgoed.
The outdoor space in the project De Baak is under construction. Flux designed the outdoor space after winning the tender. The the plan focuses on water storage, collectivity and visibility on all sides. By embedding De Baak in the landscape, the building is placed in the park. This enhances the presence of the park and transforms the fragmentation into more unity. A logical whole is created that shows how buildings and park go together in the Westelijke Tuinsteden. Commissioned by Kondor Wessels and in collaboration with OZ architects, Lith advies, Pieters Bouwtechniek, CM3 and Arcadis.