As former Governmental Advisor on Landscape and one of the directors of H+N+S Landscape Architects, Dirk Sijmons explains, the Netherlands is a mostly man-made body of land. As it is surrounded for a large part by the sea, and indeed is partly situated below sea-level, water management is a big concern. Luckily, mastering complex water issues is precisely what H+N+S excels in.
National Park De Hoge Veluwe
One of their major projects is the National Park De Hoge Veluwe, a nature area spanning 55 square kilometres. The redesign is based on the idea of articulating the characteristics of the various landscapes that can be experienced there.
This film is produced by Dutch Design Fashion and Architecture (DDFA). The DDFA-website, www.dutchdfa.com, shows short documentaries about (landscape)architects, graphic, product and fashion designers in the Netherlands.