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Final presentation Landscapes of Desire

Final presentation Landscapes of Desire

Tonight we present our vision for smart and attractive energy landscapes – a landscape of desire.

Karres en Brands and three other design offices have worked on a design exercise posed by Aorta and PARK to turn fields of solar panels into a landscape of desire. This research originated from concerns over the consequences of changing land use with the development of solar panel fields. By making smart combinations between the energy transition and other major societal challenges, we can strengthen the landscape.

Our team looked at the river landscape to the north of IJsselstein and connected the energy transition with private aspirations and larger landscape ambitions. In this way, solar energy production is not an end, but a means for integrated landscape development. Solar power as a means for landscape development that connects the energy transition with water, biodiversity, cultural history, agriculture, subsidence, and recreation, while at the same time enabling new forms of landscape experience.

Wednesday 20 April 2022, 7.30 pm – 10 pm
Town Hall Woerden, Blekerijlaan 14, 3447 GR Woerden
Would you like to attend the final presentation? Send an email to or check the website of Aorta.

Landscape of Desire is made by the provincie Utrecht and  Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie. It is one of the projects within the open call for Ruimte voor klimaat en energie, which is part of the  Voucherregeling Ruimtelijk Ontwerp.

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