Case Loosduinen, The Hague
Loosduinen houses a unique mix of city, nature and technology. The area of Loosduinen – situated between the city of The Hague and the North Sea coast – includes a wide variety of communities and landscapes, from residential areas, to nature (beach), protected green (dunes), historical estates and recreation facilities. The region’s specific innovation character is evidenced by multiple projects: one is the old natural water filtering complex Solleveld in the dunes that still uses sand as a natural filter to produce drinking water for 1.4 million people in a wider area. The greenhouse horticulture zone of Westland is another one: internationally considered as the epicenter of innovation in its field. And last but not least: the artificial sand bank Zandmotor was built as an icon for dynamic natural coast protection, and turned out to become a great place to go kitesurfing as well.