Flux went on a field trip to Paris! Over 20 projects were looked at and in this full programme the team also paid a quick visit to the agency Agence TER. The excursion consisted of a beautiful 3-day cycling etappe that included, among others; Parc de la Villette, Parc de Billancourt, La Petite Ceinture and Parc des Buttes Chaumont. With thanks to David de Boer for the tour in Jardin des Plantes. It was a nice combination of classical and contemporary designs with beautiful places and a lot of inspiration for our next projects!
The results of the design research Gangen have been presented. The research, which was started by Flux two years ago together with Synchroon, proposes to create 15 new landscape parks on the edges of several Dutch cities, where spatial quality is under pressure. The landscape parks can play a crucial role in major landscape challenges such as water storage, food production and increasing biodiversity. At the same time, they can create new recreational routes between city and countryside and offer opportunities for medium-density housing in the periphery. The concept thus answers both landscape challenges and the demand for new housing. The concept transcends the scale of landowners or municipalities and thus calls for new regional coalitions.
After a selection phase, Flux has been commissioned to research and depict what the Netherlands could look like in 2100. In this assignment, different narratives will be developed for the Netherlands, answering issues around nature, agriculture, urbanisation and energy. Commissioned by the Ministry BZK and from the programme Mooi Nederland.
Image: Analysis of the Netherlands
After a selection procedure, Flux landscape architecture was chosen to develop a vision for the Deventer station area, also known as the Kien Campus. The vision examines how the area can be developed in the future and how urban densification and an attractive public space can come together. Design principles such as water storage, mobility, nature and program are proposed for different types of public spaces.
Commissioned by the municipality of Deventer
Would you like to know more? Kien Campus Deventer
Flux and SVP architecture and urbanism were selected as designteam for the public space of the station area of Culemborg. In the coming years, the area around the station will be densified into an area with an attractive urban character. A maximally green and inviting public space is an important part of the design and issues of water storage, heat stress and residential quality play a crucial role here. Together with SVP, Flux is forming the design team for the urban plan and the design of the public space. Commissioned by the municipality of Culemborg.
Since 2021, Flux has been working on the design research Holtland. We will conclude this research with a final symposium in which the results of the research will be presented. After the presentations, there will be an open discussion about new forests in the Netherlands. We would like to invite you to attend this symposium. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for talks and drinks. Will you be there too? You can register for this symposium via this link
architecture) on the results of the design research Holtland
province of Gelderland
design and construction of food forests
forests in the Netherlands
(Provincial Advisor Spatial Quality Utrecht)
On 13 September, outgoing minister Hugo de Jonge visited a group of landscape architects and urban designers, invited by BSNP/NVTL titled the 'Ontwerpkrachtcentrale'. An initiative aimed at introducing the minister into design practice based on a number of exemplary projects. Flux' project the Edible Waddencoast (part of the exhibition Sponsland) and the design research into new landscape parks in the Netherlands (Gangen) were discussed with the minister.
Read more here Ontwerpkrachtcentrale
With thanks to Lieneke van Campen, Jasper Nijveldt, Karres en Brands, Peter Veenstra, LOLA Landscape Architects, Deborah Lambert, Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, Mona zum Felde, Defacto Urbanism, Harro Wieringa, Witteveen+Bos, Maurits De Hoog, Gido Ten Dolle, Renson van Tilborg, Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties, Ben Kuipers, Joeri de Bekker, NVTL en Eric van der Kooij BNSP
Photo's by Corstiaan van Pelt
Since 2021, Flux has been working on the design research Holtland. We would like to conclude this research with a final symposium in which the results of the research will be presented. In addition, we will discuss new forests in the Netherlands. The design research Holtland consists of:
Het Utrechts Heuvelland, het Bossenboek, Rivierbossen en Bossen voor Bouwen.
We would like to invite you to attend this symposium. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for talks and drinks. Will you be there too? You can register for this symposium via this link
Hope to see you on the 28th of September on behalf of the entire Flux team!
Commissioned by the province of North-Brabant and the Ministry of BZK, Flux is working on the ‘Spatial Proposal’. Through a comprehensive analysis of the landscape and of the major transition challenges in Brabant, qualities, opportunities and bottlenecks are being examined. This is compiled in the Werkboek Brabant. The findings from this series of maps are of valuable input for the Spatial Proposal and form the basis for further planning.
Flux was commissioned by the municipality of The Hague to work on a vision for a biodiverse and climate-adaptive development of Binckhorst The Hague. The vision combines the urbanisation assignment with a solid landscape quality impulse and a future-proof design of the public space. The project starts from an overall vision for the entire Binckhorst area, that shows an inspiring future image for the longer term. From this vision, a number of subareas have been worked out. Concrete ‘rules’ for a future-proof design of the public space are proposed for each subarea. These ground rules include the integration of water storage in the public space, the design of (green) quays and a strategy for climate-adaptive and biodiverse planting in various conditions. In collaboration with Wageningen University and Research.
Would you like to know more? Please take a look at:
Binckhorst Den Haag