Islands in the Stream

Stentor was, in Greek mythology, a herald with a loud voice who served in the Greek army at Troy. De Stentor is also the regional newspaper of Deventer and surroundings.

Island breakwaters

On April 12th, de Stentor published this image, made by 3Develop, to illustrate an article about the island breakwaters that will be made in the IJssel river:

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The breakwaters as seen from the pontoon bridge

Innovation

The island breakwaters are part of the Room for the River project that aims to enhance the flow of water in the IJssel, in order to prevent flooding. They are an innovative way to ensure that the channel does not become bogged down while at the same time leaving sufficient width for passage of ships. I made images of the breakwaters at different water levels, with the aim to convince the municipality’s aesthetic committee. And according to the article, that committee quickly agreed to the proposal.

Here’s another picture with the breakwaters on the left. In the background we see Worp park, Wilhelmina bridge and the skyline of Deventer:

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Breakwaters, bridge and church tower

UPDATES:

Almost Finished
Return of the Pontoon Bridge

Other Room for the River projects: NijmegenNoordwaard – IJsseldelta

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