The IJssel has too few overnight ports. That is why Rijkswaterstaat wants to build a new port near Giesbeek in the Valeplas in Gelderland. Here, 17 inland vessels can moor at 3 jetties. The Giesbeek skippers are also allowed to use the berths. Based on the landscape plan drawn up by Van Paridon X De Groot, we worked on the representation of the plan. 3D visualisations and a 3D animation were used. The 3D animation shows the effect of different water levels and the way in which the area can function in the future.
Rijkswaterstaat is expanding the floodgate complex at Eefde with a second floodgate. The waiting times are too long and the current floodgate needs major maintenance. The floodgate at Eefde is an essential logistical link in the European shipping connection. The construction of a second lock chamber ensures shorter waiting times and therefore better accessibility to the ports of Twente. In collaboration with Tappan, we worked on the 3D visualization of the new floodgate and the representation of the northern area that is being redesigned in the landscape.
The Flemish-Dutch Scheldt Delta is unique in its kind. Nowhere in the world is there a delta area where the interaction between natural processes and cultural history is so present as here. The provinces of Zeeland, North Brabant, East Flanders and Antwerp are therefore working hard to put the area on the map as a UNESCO Global Geopark. We help in this process to visualize the unique qualities in the area.
The Meanderende Maas project will improve the dyke between Ravenstein and Lith, giving the Maas more space and using the opportunities to develop the area qualitatively. The design of dyke reinforcement and floodplain area has many sensitivities. Stakeholders are looking critically at the effects on their property and the consequences for the landscape and spatial quality in the area. We help the Aa en Maas district water board to carefully map out these consequences.
The power of visualization
By using visualizations and a 3D animation video, we visualized the new dynamics of the area. For us, visualizing a spatial plan is more than just a functional representation of an idea, it is also about the feeling and experience of a place. Our challenge was to capture this and make it accessible to everyone, so that the outlined preferred alternative and its meaning is transparent at different scales, gives confidence and offers room for interpretation.