The project Nieuw Landschap searches for changes that take place almost unnoticed like decline of population, a changing (agricultural) economy and renewed appreciation for the landscape. This project searches for ways to lead these developments into the right direction.

OTO was asked to make an cartographic inventory to show the challenges for this polder in relation to climate change, agricultural upscaling and the recreational networks. The first step was this atlas to show the structure, construction and layers of the polder. Characteristic elements and the history of the Zuiderzeepolders are shown and clarified.

Specific attention is paid to the relationship with the IJsselmeer. The comparison between the Wieringermeerdijk and the West Frisian Omringdijk shows  a bad accessibility of the Wieringermeerdijk is and a low recreational use. The atlas addresses the right assignments for the Wieringermeerpolder,  preparing for future challenges.


  • Year
  • Location
    Noord Holland
  • Client
    NieuwLandschap (Miranda Reitsma, Urban Synergy)
  • Type
    Research by design, Water