MVRDV design public art project SeaSaw, marking the connection between sea and city
Zeestad and the municipality of Den Helder (the Netherlands) today announced MVRDV as winners in the competition for a new public installation on the northern
Den Helder is located on the northernmost point of Holland and is home to the country’s main naval base. The city’s unique location and heritage have made it a viewing point for the Marsdiep, North and Wadden Sea. MVRDV were selected as winners by Zeestad, an independent organisation in partnership with the municipality of Den Helder in the international competition to create a new symbol for the city to help it develop a sense of identity, and establish a renewed connection between the city and the sea which became more disconnected after a recent reinforcement of the dike.
"The SeaSaw for Den Helder is a memorable, undulating public art installation which
The design responds to the current lack of a distinguishable symbol for Den Helder. A town with a remarkable flood defence system, a
In addition to the design of SeaSaw, a scenic 5-km walking, cycling and hiking route is introduced across the
MVRDV will work with IMD engineers and completion is set for 2019.
See the project here.