Planet Texel – coastal scenography

2014-2013 IABR–Projectatelier Planet Texel is een samenwerking van de Internationale Architectuur Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) en de gemeente Texel, opgezet in het kader van IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE. Het ontwerpend onderzoek is verricht door la4sale en FARO Architecten.

Ontwikkeld door la4sale en FARO Architecten als onderdeel van IABR–2014–Projectatelier Planet Texel. In opdracht van de IABR en de gemeente Texel.

Pilot Nieuweschild, a concept by la4sale – images Hein van Lieshout, animated by Kris Kobes

URBAN by NATURE was the theme of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) curated by landscape architect and professor Dirk Sijmons. The exposition was in museum De Kunsthal Rotterdam, designed by the renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

Planet Texel – Landscape Architecture office LA4SALE was asked to design and research, in collaboration with Faro Architecten, the test case of the Dutch island Texel with the brief: “the earth, a garden”.

For more information:

Landscape Architect Dirk Sijmons about `Urban by Nature`

Alderman Texel Erik Hercules  about the design brief & ambitions`

LA4SALE asked Hein van Lieshout (Architectural Things) to collaborate and assist in the design and research process. Hein van Lieshout participated on the island as a whole, rethinking tourism and economy, the water system (sweat & salt) but his main focus came at the coastal defence of the Wadden Sea. Texel has 27km of dike, an old fashioned way of coastal defence. More then 18,5km dike provides insufficient protection.

The question is if new strategies of coastal defence can contribute to a sustainable future, concerning new ways of protection combining spatial qualities in relationship with tourism, economy, education and nature

The people from Texel always shaped their island, but the last 150 tear they contained the shape. With a changing paradigm, now there’s an urge to rethink and rebuild Texel! The Wadden Sea is a dynamic system in need for dynamic strategies: vistas that create a framework for the coming century.

 

1. Pollution metropolitan regions of London, Netherlands, Belgium & Ruhrgebiet – Nort Sea has clean air

Architectural Things Planet Texel cruising Nortsea2. Airport & Amsterdam, connecting Texel & Wadden Sea

Architectural Things Planet Texel cruising Waddenkust

3. God created the world, but the Texelaar created their island

Architectural Things Planet Texel Landscape4. “Vista Futura Texla”

Architectural Things Planet Texel Portrait 5. Scenography of the Wadden coast – coastal defence & landscape qualities

Architectural Things Planet Texel Waddendijk6. Texel turning right

Architectural Things Planet Texel concept Waddenkust Architectural Things Planet Texel map T-biza

7. Suppletion & growing landscape replacing the dike, relating to potential toursim

Architectural Things Planet Texel PH Polder 01 Architectural Things Planet Texel PH Polder 02 Architectural Things Planet Texel PH Polder 03Architectural Things Planet Texel map Oudeschild

8. Cascade dike, a new typology usable for saline cultivation (shellfish)Architectural Things Planet Texel Oudeschild Cascade Dike

9. Bringing the village closer towards sea (idea FARO)

Architectural Things Planet Texel Oudeschild Changing harbourArchitectural Things Planet Texel map Nieuweschild

10. 5 windturbine of 3MW (50% electrical energy) & path for maintanance & touristic purposes

Architectural Things Planet Texel Nieuweschild Energy & boardwalk

11. Innovation bay: algae farms (biofuel & food), wind energy, solar energy et cetera – testing on Texel

Architectural Things Planet Texel Nieuweschild

12. Maintanance path for touristic purposes & double use

Architectural Things Planet Texel Nieuweschild boardwalk

Architectural Things Planet Texel Nieuweschild Energy

13. Building with existing natural resources to create/help a huge platform of marshes

 

Architectural Things Planet Texel map De kwelders

Architectural Things Planet Texel March of Marshes nature building Architectural Things Planet Texel March of Marshes ImageArchitectural Things Planet Texel March of Marshes SeasonsArchitectural Things Planet Texel March of Marshes SeasoningArchitectural Things Planet Texel map De Cocksdorp14. Newland for farming purposes (new “polder”)

Architectural Things Planet Texel the Cockspolder

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