The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

From Macro to Micro

The New Afsluitdijk, North Holland/Friesland, NL

Reinforcing existing structures, creating new drainage solutions, restoring the ecological connection of the Ijsselmeer and the Wadden Sea for migratory fish and creating an engaging visitor experience.

In order to restore the connection between the Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer for migratory fish, a fish migration river will be constructed into the dike.

After reinforcement, the dike will continue to offer protection against flooding, even under changing circumstances.


Levvel (a joint venture of Van Oord, BAM and Rebel)
Benthem Crouwel Architects

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© Rijkswaterstaat, Levvel