Climate adaptation study for Rijnwijk, Utrecht

Climate analysis and adaptation study for Rijnwijk, Utrecht

2012, supervisors: Sanda Lenzholzer, Wiebke Klemm, students: Sabine van den Berg, Linde Elsinga, Vera Hetem, Michiel van der Harst, Josje Hoefsloot, David Huijben, Robin de Louw, Jules Neefjes, Vincent Peters, Sanne de Ruijter, Arjen Venema

The Rijnwijk neighbourhood in Utrecht is a densely built-up residential area with considerable urban climate problems. The urban heat island is felt by the inhabitants and adaptation measures are to be taken. Ten BSc thesis students first conducted a precise urban climate analysis of the area and subsequently generated dedicated design solutions for areas in urgent need for adaptation.