Historical green and water-structures analyses of Middelharnis and Sommelsdijk

These 'twin' villages are located on the banks of the River Haringvliet on the island of Overflakkee. Typically the historical centres are called 'sleuteldorpen' (key village) as the shape resembles a key. Due to continued sedimentation the old 'ringpolders' were expanded with new land. Tidal creeks became part of the polder-water systems and its harbour canals were elongated to reach the river. This investigation of historical green and blue structures focuses on the historical villages as well as it's border.

Project in collaboration with Dorp Stad and Land