Halo - World Sustainability Centre

Halo - World Sustainability Centre

Architect
DHV architects
Location
Breezanddijk, Netherlands | View Map
Project Year
2009
Category
Hotels

Information Centres

Museums

Halo - World Sustainability Centre

DHV architects as Architects

The Afsluitdijk is a major icon of Dutch engineering and is about to embark on a new future. Climate change forms the backdrop for sustainable development at the Afsluitdijk, whereby the Netherlands will once again push the boundaries of technological advancement.


The sustainability centre is projected on the Afsluitdijk as an infrastructural instrument for realising sustainability. The design addresses the unique qualities of the dike, improves them and makes them visible and accessible. The design consists of a floating structure which adjoins the infrastructure at Breezanddijk. The entire programme has been incorporated into the fully flexible floating structure. The architecture is prominent and at the same time reserved. It is an icon of sustainability for Friesland.

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