Location: Nederland, Perkpolder
Date: 2004 – on hold
Involved parties: Rijkswaterstaat, Dienst Landelijk Gebied, Royal Haskoning, ComCoast, Province of Zeeland, Municipality of Hulst, real estate developers (AM, Bouwfonds Ontwikkeling).
Technology Readiness Level: 2 – technology concept formulated
Environment: Rivers & Estuaries, Cities, Ports
Keywords: coastal development, flood protection, land development, building by nature, integral design
The Building with Nature design approach is one in which all three P’s are addressed; the People in terms of improved residential areas, the Planet by creating different natural areas with additional ecological value, and the Profit by adding extra economical value to the area, through residential, recreational and commercial activities.
In a traditional situation, most likely the solution would be to do nothing. Perhaps the Westerschelde dikes would have been raised to protect the land, but other than that the area would have been left to economic deterioration.