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image 1 Wageningen University + Bosch Slabbers

The eastern part is waterlogged, which makes it less accessible to people travelling by foot or by boat, and thus all the more attractive to creatures that avoid human contact or dislike swimming. In this respect the area functions as an ecological corridor between the Oostvaardersplassen and Horsterwolde, towards the Veluwe forest. The distinct shape of the islands, which refers to the parcel dimensions of the present agricultural landscape, presents the freedom to achieve a wide diversity of housing density and housing typology. The recreational visitor is constrained largely by his natural limits.

image 1 The wetlands also function as a water retention area. New roads and motorways on dykes serve as the ecological corridors for people, and also function as barriers to deny larger mammals access to the surrounding farming country. Gaps in the dykes provide passages between the separate areas; these can be closed off when necessary. The wetlands extend into the city of Almere. They provide a front along which the city can consolidate, and offer opportunities for identification.

Project name: Concervus-mix
City: Almere
Year: 2002
Architects: Harro de Jong , Thor Hendriks
Architects' practice: Wageningen University + Bosch Slabbers
Website: www.landschapsarchitectuur.wur.nl
E-mail address: harro.dejong@wur.nl; t.hendriks@bosch-slabbers.nl
Client: Staatsbosbeheer + Thesis Wageningen University
Constructor: Harro de Jong , Thor Hendriks
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