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Urban landscape of South-Holland




Province of South-Holland




Marco Broekman, Floris van der Zee, Chloé Charreton, Manon den Duijn, Tessa Schouten


Vision on the urban landscape and green-blue structure of the province of South-Holland


Vereniging Deltametropool, NOHNIK architecture and landscapes




Landschapspark voor Zuid-Holland (2017)


Rapport Stedelijk landschap Zuid-Holland (2017)

Ruimte en Wonen (2018)

The team of BURA (formerly known as marco.broekman), Vereniging Deltametropool and NOHNIK completed its study on the urban landscape and green-blue network of the Province of South-Holland. The study introduces the concept for a metropolitan landscape park on scale of the South Wing.

Currently urbanization and urgent assignments like climate adaptation, health and energy transition offer an opportunity to strengthen the spatial cohesion, the business climate and the quality of life of the South-Holland metropolitan area if we combine it with scaling up our approach regarding the urban landscape. The typical water structures of South-Holland provide a strong base for a green-blue network metropolis: landscapes around, in-between as well as inside the cities are well connected, easily accessible and of metropolitan quality.


This vision was presented earlier at the landscape triennial in September 2017. It forms the result of a productive process with a broad group of stakeholders (Province of South-Holland, municipalities of Rotterdam, Den Haag, Leiden, Dordrecht, Staatsbosbeheer, waterboards, Rijkswaterstaat, and entrepreneurs).

Rottekade, Rotterdam

Links between the different scale levels are of great importance

Inventarisation of spatial assignments

Six main assignments for the urban landscape of South-Holland

Analysis of the landscape policy

Landscape in metropolitan regions

Metropolitan landscape park on the scale of the South-Wing

Six principles for the regional projects

Green-blue development lines have their own identity

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