Learning from the marshland: Precedent studies

Polders within marshland

Polders within marshland

Reclaimed marshland has a very specific landscape structure and boundary conditions. An alternative precedent for the structuring of this type of landscape can be found  in the ‘Polders’ of Holland and the low countries, which provide an example of how a combination of natural and man-made landscape combine to create interesting solutions to hydrology, as well as unique environment for settlements, with defined edges, cultivated tables, drainage and particular housing typologies.


Inhabited polders in Holland Koen Althuis, waterstudionl


Kent farmhouse on a raised on a mound between Sittingbourne and Faversham


Inhabited polders