Wieringermeer Fish Cycle | Wieringermeer, Netherlands | HOSPER

Designing habitat for fish as land art in the polder

Land Art

Commissioned by the Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier, HOSPER has designed a breeding and growing area for fish in the agricultural landscape of the Wieringermeer. The design was drawn up in close collaboration with artist Pé Okx and ecologist Cor ten Haaf. Landscape architecture, art and ecology are fully intertwined in the design. The combination of landscape, art and ecology creates a unique habitat for fish and a contemporary ‘landmark’, which fits in with the cultivated character of the Wieringermeerpolder. The concept is based on the artistic design of the landscape, while at the same time creating a

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