A safe dividing line between air and water
The Afsluitdijk Causeway covers a length of 32 kilometres and includes 25 kilometres of uniform dike and five major junctions with ports and sluices. It is the final stage in a series of massive renovation projects spearheaded by the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management. Numerous other dikes and sluices have already been reinforced to protect the Netherlands against water in the future. The Masterplan begins with the preservation of the existing profile of the straight, 32-kilometre-long dike and a sustainable approach to the required fortification. In the Masterplan, our focus is on maintaining the virtually straight line that the dam forms between air and water. This will create a striking contrast between symmetrical architecture and the turbulence of water and clouds.