World Sustainability Centre

Afsluitdijk, NL

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 brings the Afsluitdijk to the attention of a wide variety of people. At the same time, it forms a focal point in the field of sustainability and offers 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.


Witteveen+Bos, Kristinson Architecten