Bridges and water locks in the Netherlands
Moveable bridges and water locks on the major fairways in the Netherlands, displayed per region.

This work is in commission by and © Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure)
© 2018 RIjkswaterstaat and M.H. van der Velde
© 2018 Rijkswaterstaat and M. H. van der Velde
 
The Netherlands has a vast, intricate network of fairways. The country is very densely populated and is situated partly below sea level. The fairways have countless water locks and bridges, which yield potential obstruction for the traffic over the fairways.

To help gain insight in this complex world, I have created a series of abstract maps that helps to quickly comprehend the infrastructure. The maps have borrowed from the language of the famous map of the London Underground and from the scheme's of electrical engineering. Geography has become of secondary importance, it's the topology that counts.



Fairways in Holland
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Fairways in Holland

Visual design of a series of toplogical maps of fairways in the Netherlands showing fairways, water locks and bridges
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