Building in Landscape

Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam (2020)

Due to a recent law from the Dutch cabinet (Actieplan Ammoniak) it is recently possible for pig farmers to sell their business to the state. In the Province of North Brabant, more than 300 farmers have subscribed for this rule, which means that many of the barns and farms will lose their purpose and will become empty. What to do with all these built elements? But more importantly, what will be the effects on the countryside and what will happen to the identity of the landscape around?

From March until June 2020, eight first year Architecture and Landscape Architecture students of the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam have been working on a design proposal for a former pig farm. All design proposals include an integral and sustainable vision for both the farm and farmlands surrounding the farm.

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