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West 8 presents educational model of Holland

On Tuesday the 16th of December an educational raised relief model of Holland, designed by West 8 in close collaboration with the Dutch department of Waterways and Public Works and TNO, was presented to state secretary Tineke Huizinga. The innovative model can be used by students to discover the flow of water through Holland and the consequences of the rise in sea level. Three primary schools are already working with the model and the aim is to implement the model in all Dutch primary schools.

The model is part of a pilot, developed by the Water Innovation Program (WINN) of the department of Waterways and Public Works together with TNO, which was also presented on the 16th as part of a special Youth Day. The starting point of the model has been the project “Map of Holland, Most beautiful and Save Delta”, which presents solutions for all kinds of Dutch water issues. This map was developed by RWS/Bouwdienst, TNO and West 8 in close collaboration with RPB, Unie van Waterschappen and InnovatieNetwerk and presented on the 1st of November 2007.

(The model was made in close collaboration with model makers Made by Mistake)