Water retention and spatial development

Date: November 2010
Client: Waterboard Stichtse RIjnlanden
Place: Rijnenburg, Utrecht

Multifuntional use is often mentioned as promising solution to realise water retention space in densely populated delta areas. DeltaSync has researched the possibilities for multifunctional use in Rijnenburg, close to Utrecht, for the Waterboard De Stichtse Rijlanden.

In this project, the possibilities to combine water retention with other functions, such as recreation and housing, were explored. A specific topic is the realisation of floodproof buildings. A spatial plan is made with different types of floodproof housing types. The economical and management feasibility was also investigated.