The Netherlands are internationally renowned for their approach to sustainable urban living. Sustainability in Holland is not so much focussed on technological solutions, but rather on low-cost, high-impact strategies. Major points of attention in urban planning are social infrastructure, densification, bike traffic and public transport.
Sustainable architecture is an important aspect of the country’s efforts to become more environmentally friendly and reduce its carbon footprint. The Dutch government has set ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and architecture plays a crucial role in meeting these targets.
A characteristic of all Dutch projects is the creative mindset and openness for unusual, innovative solutions. This can be seen in a large variety of project types, from brownfield and harbour conversions to bottom-up initiatives, climate-proof neighbourhoods and playgrounds made from recycled material. Another aspect is the focus on creating buildings that are adaptable and flexible, so that they can be easily modified and repurposed as needs change.
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