How can this new bit of the Netherlands be designed so that it has minimal consequences for currents, waves, the environment and nautical safety? And how can you combine the functions of container port, industrial and distribution sites as cleverly as possible on a relatively small plot of land?
Optimum boundary contour
Extensive research was done with scale models, advanced modelling programs and simulators. The aim here was to find the optimum form for the new port area with minimally disruptive effects on the marine environment. Detailed consideration was also given to the layout during the design phase. The cut-through variant was finally chosen from the various design options.