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Presentation of climate adaptive designs in Groningen

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Presentation of climate adaptive designs in Groningen

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When: Tuesday 19th January 14:00 - 16:00 hrs (CET)
Where: Online on Mainstage
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Admission: free, no registration in advance necessary
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Pecha Kucha special edition: a journey into future landscapes

Presentation of climate adaptive designs in Groningen

The landscape of Groningen is a special landscape: rich and ancient. In this oldest cultural landscape in Western Europe, countless changes are to be expected. Much is related to our changing climate. Summers become drier and hotter, winters become wetter, the sealevel is rising, subsidence and salination takes place and there are greater extremes in river discharge.

Doing nothing is not an option. We need to get to work. But how do you design a changed climate? And what solutions fit in this age-old landscape? 

Nine landscape architects from the Netherlands and abroad took up the challenge. They sought for climate adaptive solutions in this unique landscape. The results can be found in the exhibition Sponsland. In this special Pecha Kucha edition, all landscape architects present their findings. They take you on a journey through a future Groningen and show a landscape in which nature and culture are in balance. Greener, richer and (even) more attractive.

The journey starts at the Hondsrug, through the city of Groningen, along the Reitdiep to Schiermonnikoog. Along the way we come across the nine design locations: five in the city and four in the rural area. Led by the curators of the design manifestation Yttje Feddes (Feddes/Olthof) and Peter Veenstra (Lola) the findings will be presented by Gert Jan Wisse (B+B), TommasoRaimondio (Agence TER), Ido Avis sar (LIST), Martin Biewenga (West8), Ole Schrøder(Tredje Natur), Rob Roggema (Hanzehogeschool), Hanneke Kijne (MORE  Landscape),Gerwin de Vries (FLUX) and Jorryt Braaksma (LAMA).

Interested in more? Visit the exhibition Sponsland on the Grote Markt.


14.00 - 14.15
Welcome by chairman Wilbert van der Kamp

14.15 - 15.45
Presentations of the designs bureaus, via PechaKucha format (6.40 minute):

  • Gert Jan Wisse, Bureau B + B urbanism and landscape architecture - Water for the city

  • Tommaso Raimondi, Agence Ter - Hereweg

  • Ole Schroder, Tredje Natur - Eemskanaal

  • Ido Avissar, LIST - Innercity

  • Martin Biewenga, West 8 - Sugar ash

  • Rob Roggema, Hanzehogeschool – Mother Zernike

  • Hanneke Kijne, MORE landscape in collaboration with VE-R - Fresh water for circular agriculture

  • Gerwin de Vries, Flux landscape architecture - The Moving Border

  • Jorryt Braaksma, LAMA landscape architects - Self Supporting Island

15.45 - 16.00
Reflection by the curators of the exhibition Yttje Feddes and Peter Veenstra

Move to the Grote Markt for the opening of spongeland

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Initiative: gemeente Groningen, provincie Groningen i.c.w. GRAS
Curators: Peter Veenstra, Yttje Feddes 
Participating designers: Bureau B+B stedebouw en landschapsarchitectuur (Water for the city), MORE landscape i.s.m. VE-R (Fresh water for circular agriculture), Flux landscape architecture (The Moving Border), LAMA landscape architects (Self Supporting Island), Agence Ter, Hanzehogeschool, Tredje Natur, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, LIST.
Partners and case holders: gebiedscoöperatie Westerkwartier, gemeente Midden-Groningen, Waterbedrijf Groningen, Het Groninger Landschap, Waterschap Noorderzijlvest, Programma naar een rijke Waddenzee, gemeente Het Hogeland, gemeente Schiermonnikoog, Wetterskip Fryslan, Vitens, Rijkswaterstaat, Natuurmonumenten, gemeente Groningen, provincie Groningen.

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