Bringing New Life to Dutch Canals
November 11, 2019
The Netherlands is famous for its waterways. Now pioneering projects are bringing new life to these historic water cities. In September 2018, two sections of Floating Ecosystems were installed in the Laakhaven Canal adjacent to The Hague University of Applied Science. Biomatrix worked in collaboration with Havenhout.nl on this installation.
Watch this short video to see inspiring footage of this project.
Modular components allow ecosystem design to respond to the surrounding architecture & urban fabric.
The plants provide habitat above and below the water’s surface and break down nutrients in the water. This installation, funded by the Hague City Council and Delfland Region, is a haven for wildlife in the heart of the city. It is also helping to make the area more interesting and diverse for the many people who walk along the banks and bridge.