Vorige week donderdag presenteerden de studenten van het 3e jaar landschapsarchitectuur hun masterplannen voor  industrieterrein ’t Veen in Hattem. Elke groep bestond naast Nederlandse uit en één of meerdere buitenlandse studenten, die hier voor een semester op uitwisseling zijn. Het tweede deel, de uitwerking, zal individueel gedaan worden. Hieronder een van de gepresenteerde plannen toegelicht:

Tekst: Sjaak Punt
Groep: Mariska Blankespoor, Jasper Klaassen, Marta Kovácová, Sjaak Punt, Maartje Webbers

‘t Veen is located on the south side of the municipality of Hattem. The business area is outdated at the moment and isn’t functioning according to current standards. The municipality of Hattem desire’s a new strategy for future development of ‘t Veen. The following vision/concept will provide an answer to this inquiry.

In the plan area, the Veluwe landscape meets the IJssel landscape at the dike. The dike is a visual and physical barrier/border of the landscapes.
Adjacent to the dike are many different qualities. For example the city center of Hattem, two different Natura 2000 area’s, an estate and an old cemetery. ‘t Veen will be a new quality between those other qualities adjacent to the dike.
In the project area the Veluwe landscape will be brought to the dike in three different forms: the old cultural ‘kampen’ landscape, forest, and a seepage area (swamp). At the point where these landscapes meet the dike will be transformed to an important public space, where you can experience all landscapes.

Three different areas
Camp landscape. The Camp area will be an area with the highest density of houses and industry. Housing, industry and vegetation is highly organized. Streets will be highlighted by a green structure of alleys and hedges. There will be three walls, which are going to separate smaller groups of houses. The Camp landscape will be used for living, working and recreation.
Swamp landscape. The swamp is an area without higher vegetation, so there is an open feeling of the landscape. Houses will be located on the higher parts of the area because of a better view. The density of houses will be low here. The swamp area is created because of the seepage, which is coming from the Veluwe. This area will be used for water retention. Vegetation here will be created by shrubs river plants and water plants. Trees will be used only occasionally. This will create an open landscape.
Forest landscape. In the forest area there will be a high density of trees to create a closed area. The houses in the area will be organized in an organic way to create a friendlier atmosphere. Because the area is attached to the Algemene Veen there will also be some recreational routes.