DELVA Landscape Architecture / Urbanism has revealed designs for Het Oog (Dutch for “The Eye”), a multifunctional “(under)water” panorama park that may join the 2 neighborhoods of Strandeiland, a future residential space that may accommodate 8,000 properties in Amsterdam’s IJburg assortment of synthetic islands. The 22-hectare metropolis park is a part of Strandeiland’s city plan developed in collaboration with the municipality of Amsterdam. In addition to offering leisure alternatives for native residents, Het Oog may also supply a wealthy number of landscapes, numerous habitats for fauna and pure water purification programs.
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Located atop the historic primeval channel of Amsterdam’s River IJ, Het Oog is a big, humanmade inland waterway on the coronary heart of Strandeiland. The waterway, which shall be developed right into a park, will hyperlink the 2 deliberate neighborhoods at present being developed in Strandeiland’s second improvement section, which is predicted to be accomplished in 2040 and can home roughly 20,000 residents.
“The distinctive identities of the Pampusbuurt (formal and urban) and Muiderbuurt (informal and natural) are reflected in the rich variety of landscape typologies that will work together to form the structure of the (underwater) landscape park,” the designers defined. “It is a place of residence, meeting and activity for local residents but is also comprised of diverse ecosystems, a natural purification system and a distinct urban environment. Thus, Het Oog forms a solid ecological stepping stone between the IJmeer and the Diemerpolder.”
The design of Het Oog focuses on three essential themes: water purification; water ecology with numerous habitats for fauna and flora; and water leisure actions that embrace strolling, resting, swimming and extra. Because about half of the rainwater on Strandeiland is diverted into Het Oog,