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Arte Útil archive nr:

329

Initiator:

Krijn Giezen

Location:

The Netherlands

Category:

urban-development, environment

Users:

Krijn Giezen, Hamilton Finlay, Remco Scha, Herman de Vries, Bertus de Jong, residents of Den Haag.

Maintained by:

IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects), 'Artivisual Landscapes' congress.

Certification:

implemented

Duration:

1991 - ongoing

Krijn Giezen
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Haagse Beek

Description:

Giezen was commissioned by the IFLA to search for the essence of The Hague Stream and make a proposal for a new perception of the stream. He proposed purification, where he mainly uses elements that where already there. It emerged that the 7,5 kilometers long course was a relocated, unnatural and canalized watercourse with no visible source and that it was heavily polluted and contaminated.

Goals:

Adding the least possible, using what is available on the spot, rearranging already existing elements, combining future building activities and art at an early stage.

Beneficial Outcomes:

Krijn Giezen has made visible the source of the Haagse Beek, a stream running through The Hague and flowing out into the Hofvijver, in the middle of the city centre.

Images:

Krijn Giezen, Haagse Beek. Photo Stroom Den Haag
Krijn Giezen, Haagse Beek. Photo Stroom Den Haag