The New Dutch Waterline

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Abstract

Nowadays, heritage is shifting towards a more structural approach, focusing on the urban landscape in which the intangible or the narrative of the place is used more often. The New Dutch Waterline is an example of this changing focus. This national transformation process (1999-now) led to high profile architectural and landscape architectural designs. But do we really experience a historic line in the landscape? And how is the narrative emphasised? For two years, MSc 2 landscape architecture students worked on this through a narrative- and structuredriven approach to urban landscape heritage. This contribution will research the immaterial aspects which were used by the students and try to identify different types of stories being used.

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