IMPROVING LIFE QUALITY
This design exhibition is aimed at improving the quality of life by designing our living environment in a climate-adaptive manner. For the design exhibition, design agencies will work on nine locations in urban and rural areas in Groningen where the effects of climate change can be found.
Urban area design locations
City centre & Minervaplein
Damsterdiep & Driebond
Suikeras & Aweg
The Reitdiep-Axe connects the city with the countryside and vice versa. It shapes the cultural-historic connection between Middag-Humsterland and the history of the City of Groningen. Moreover, the Reitdiep-Axe is the ecological link between the city and the Wadden Sea. The design team of Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, consisting of the Research Centre for the Built Environment NoorderRuimte and the Academy for the Arts Minerva, focuses, within the context of this landscape, on the Zernike Campus. The design team will emphasise the reciprocal connection between urban and rural, City and Ommeland and reflects a climate proff and resilient future. Because the Reitdiep is also one of the historical routes for bringing food and goods to the city, the Zernike Campus is the crucial chain of a circular, local and organic growth of food and its consumption.
Rural area design locations
Former Sea arm
Yttje Feddes and Peter Veenstra are the curators of the design exhibition. With their experience in the field of landscape architecture and planning they will provide guidance to the design agencies from the design exhibition.
Yttje Feddes is a garden and landscape architect. Between 2008 and 2012 she was the National Consultant for Landscape. Feddes is an experienced advisor who can deal with the dilemmas of the client. In addition to her work as a landscape architect, Yttje is a guest lecturer at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, a member of the Committee for the Environmental Impact Assessment and a member of various quality teams, advisory councils and professional juries.
Peter Veenstra is a landscape architect. He is a co-founder and partner of LOLA Landscape Architects, where he leads many competition projects and design studies. Freedom in movement and use is always the starting point in his designs, both in metropolitan environments and in open nature. In 2013 he received the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize for Young Architects.
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