Make “building with nature” the new standard, is the slogan of the makers of the toolbox launched the 20th of November on the congress Natuurlijk! in Olst. The Dutch toolbox for building with nature is there. Every developer, architect, city maker and housing association can find on the website all the information about species that like to live with us in urban areas. And the website will be improved daily by its users.
Waternet and Amsterdam Municipality are joining forces to address the opportunities given now that many kilometers of quay walls need repair work. A new design of quays and banks can have a positive impact on safety, water quality, experience value, biodiversity and climate adaptation. In addition, many hard banks in the city can be transformed into more nature-friendly shorelines.
Aiming towards a manual for nature-inclusive quays, banks and water features and to exchange knowledge this day collects knowledge and challenges designers to work on a future-proof city.
Nextcity.nl presents the Bioloop that has recently been realized for the first time in Delft. The Bioloop brings water closer to the urban dwellers, while at the same time it helps animals to get out of the waters.
“In the future, the Netherlands will have set aside more space for nature, by more strongly integrating nature and landscape values with other developments. Within building and development tasks, nature inclusive development is the standard, both in urban and rural areas. Nature inclusion will become a standard element in design activities. The area of land under nature has been increased and water conditions and environmental conditions improved. Based on the European Birds Directive and the Habitat Directive, the Netherlands is responsible for guaranteeing the continued sustainable existence of species and ecosystems. This not only applies to land but also in the marine environment where we will strive to achieve a good environmental status and sustainable and responsible use. In urban areas, there is sufficient space for nature and green, by 2050, to allow insects a good chance of survival. Soil subsidence in weak soils has been massively reduced, at the latest by 2050.”
The city is alive an kicking and prominently on the agenda. Also on yours? Join us on the Day of the City 2019 in The Hague. During this annual event, all urban professionals come together for inspiration and knowledge exchange for economically strong, sustainable, future-proof and liveable cities.
Themed “Who dares ?!” this year the stage is given to brave entrepreneurs, architects, theater makers, scientists, social organizations, residents and administrators. What unites them is their vision, bravery and guts.
Mathias Lehner of nextcity.nl is moderating a Design Atelier from 13 -14:30 hrs. Get inspired by Harry Boeschoten (Staatsbosbeheer) and wethouder Geertje Bos (gemeente Breda), discuss with us and create ideas and solutions for the centrally located Gasthuisvelden to contibute to the 2030 vision of ‘Breda, City in the Park’.
The importance of biodiversity in people’s living and working environment is becoming increasingly clear, whether it is about health, quality of life, property value or climate adaptation. Also, an ever growing number of parties are contributing to a healthy, attractive, future-proof living and working environment, in which flora and fauna also have a full place.
On 20 November, the province of Overijssel is organizing the sparkling congress ‘Natuurlijk’ on nature-inclusive construction together with partners, including DuurzaamDoor. The congress is the opportunity to gain knowledge, inspiratio and to network in a short period of time.
It’s time to act, for nature but also for our well-being. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the provinces want to turn the tide with the ambition in the document – Nederland natuurpositief, which was presented during the Nature Summit 2019.
Bird protection Netherlands has been working hard for years on a livable city for people and birds. With success: nature-inclusive building and designing is becoming increasingly popular. That is why this year, Bird Protection and the Mammal Society are presenting the Nature Including Building and Designing 2019 Award. You can submit from now on!
Date: Thu, 4th of July 2019
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, then drinks
Location: Breda city hall, Claudius Prinsenlaan 10, 4811 DJ Breda, room A0.30
In the context of the Story of Breda (‘Verhaal van Breda’), Master students of the Landscape Architecture and Urbanism have made designs for 3 inner-city locations in Breda provided by the municipality. The young designers of the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture follow dual education alongside their work at an architect. Their point of departure for inspiring but at the same time realistic plans was the theme of an “Urban Forest”.
But what exactly is that, and how can this concept contribute to the ambitious goal of “Breda, City in The Park” until 2020? 6 students present their plans in a short Pecha Kucha and are ready to answer questions from the audience.
The afternoon presentation is introduced by program leader City in the Park Tom Rozendal. The event is organized by the municipality of Breda (Rombout van Eekelen), the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (Hanneke Kijne and Markus Appenzeller) and nextcity.nl (Mathias Lehner, lecturer at the Academy).
15:00 Welcome by Tom Rozendal, municipality of Breda and Mathias Lehner, nextcity.nl / AvB
Short presentation of plans in Pecha Kucha form
15:35 Q&A from the audience
Feedback by Tom Rozendal
The city of Delft in the Netherlands is the first city with the Bioloop, a playful floating element for people to go into the water and small swimming animals to get out. The Bioloop is worked out into a design by nextcity.nl. The initial idea is made during the research project Building for Biodiversity 2015, by three students Rick Groeneveld, Liselot Rambonnet and Tom Nederstigt. Their aim is to connect people with nature in the city in a pleasant way.
The city ecologist of Delft, Diny Tubbing, adopted the idea for the project Spoorzone – Coendersbuurt. An new development area near the central station, with many canals.
Professionals keep asking where they can find knowledge and guidance when it comes to biodiverse design and building. Next to nextcity.nl’s own ‘First Guide’ (which has been introduced at the Building Holland Fair in March and will be presented on the 22nd of May 2019 at Arcam) the municipality in The Hague published ‘De Stad Natuurlijk’ (The City, naturally) last month which inspires with examples and introduces in more detail the development of a system of points to stimulate biodiverse and nature-inclusive building. I. Mulder of the The Hague Municipality, department urbanism and planning is editor of the publication that has primarily been issued in an edition of 600.
The magazine ‘De Stad Natuurlijk’ (Dutch only) can also be downloaded for free here. All material is (c) Municipality of The Hague.