Waterworks in the Netherlands: Tradition and Innovation
Publisher: Nai010 Publishers 2017 ISBN: 9789462083868 Author: Reiser + Umemoto Format: Hardcover, 208pp, 310 x 230mm
The Netherlands is not only known for its clogs and tulips, but also for its waterworks. From the Stormvloedkering (flood barrier) in Zeeland and the Balgstuw (weir) in Flevoland to the new locks in the Maas River: besides examples of unprecedented technical ingenuity, these so-called wet infrastructural works are also an integrated part of Dutch public space, and culture. This publication portrays the diversity and spatial, cultural, and cultural-historical significance of these works of engineering. The book presents some 50 of the most important waterworks including extensive photographic and textual documentation.