Cool water bodies in Dutch cities
2016, supervisors: Sanda Lenzholzer, João Cortesão, students: Joost Andrea, Chantalle Diepmaat, Rudolf Hoogendoorn, Coos van Ginkel, Fleur Jonker, Lianne Klein Lankhorst, Sam van den Oetelaar, Jeroen Schoonderbeek, Roel Visser
This thesis project was conducted in relation to the REALCOOL research project and served students to get acquainted with the urban climate challenges regarding urban water bodies. The students conducted studies on the most common types of urban water bodies for cities all over the Netherlands that are situated in typical Dutch soil types (peat, clay, sand, marl). The most common types formed the testbed for a subsequent small ‘research through designing’ study. In this study, the students came up with various design options for the water bodies and their surroundings, aiming at cooling the water or the surroundings themselves.