World Sustainability Centre
competition entry, Afsluitdijk, The Netherlands

The Afsluitdijk (IJsselmeer Dam) is an impressive landmark as well as a representation of innovative and historical engineering. Its value, however, remains undiscovered by many people. The world Sustainability Campus, that we hereby present to you, brings the Afsluitdijk to the attention of a wide variety of people. whereas at the same time it forms a focal point in the field of sustainability and will offer valuable knowledge to the world.

The Afsluitdijk is an icon of the engineering capability of mankind. Our World Sustainability Campus pays homage to this inherent feature by harbouring:

  • a building that will capture the imagination of the people from Fryslân, the Netherlands and the rest of the world.
  • a campus with down to earth science centres on sustainable and water related technologies (e.g. blue energy, solar energy, vismigration, ecology etc.).
  • an impressive landscape that draws visitors into ns realm, whilst being an integral part of a research environment on an unprecedented scale.
consultants
Witteveen+Bos, Kristinson Architecten  
team
Adriaan Geuze, Riette Bosch, Dina Braendstrup, Karsten Buchholz, Simone Nienke de Bergh