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SCULPTURES UNDER CONSTRUCTION
poort van Rhoon
1992-2012 - the 2008 and 2012 construction location of for monumental site specific steel sculpture for Rhoon, Albrandswaard in Holland started up again. The landscape behind is the climatic buffer zone.
In December 2011, the City Albrandswaard and ARK Nature Development agreed
on the creation of a climate buffer in the Koedood Zone west of the Portland
residential area. The climate buffer is being implemented on the edge of
the Binnenland area, also known as the Portland 6 Hectares. Also, the south
bank of the Koedood Zone strip will be included in the climate buffer. In
January 2012, the construction of the climate buffer been started.
Natural climate buffers are areas where rainwater is collected wet times, to have a supply of good quality water available in dry periods. A prolonged retention of fresh water is the main goal of a climatic buffer zone. In constructing the climate buffer Koedood Zone soft natural banks are made. These nature friendly banks help to achieve a better water quality and have a huge beneficial effect on nature in the transition area between wet and dry land.
The Climatic Buffer IJsselmonde is fully consistent with the objectives of the province of South Holland for a robust and resilient water system. The buffer is also an important link connecting the Landscape Park to Het Buijtenland van Rhoon. The city region contributes to the creation of attractive recreational routes to the Future Landscape Park. The Ministry of I & M contributes financially to the creation of the climatic buffer.
The vegetation in the climatic buffer is formed by spontaneous development wherever possible. To develop the area is as naturally and independently as possible, the maintenance is achieved by natural grazing by cattle. These animals are not dangerous for recreational purposes, but one must leave the animals alone. That means no petting or feeding. In the spring of 2012 to the large herbivores are put to work in the their pastures. Coinciding with the beginning of the ARK field lessons for grades 6, 7 and 8 primary schools in Albrandswaard, Barendrecht begin with the so-called "nature expeditions." Similar nature expeditions were already conducted in the Zuidpolder of Barendrecht in 2011. In an unconventional way, more than 1,000 students and their parents discovered the legacy of how the climatic buffer and natural processes play a role in this landscape.
To be able to realize the climatic buffer, the edge of the Binnenland area will be purchased by ARK Nature from the municipality. The southern strips of the banks of the Koedood Zone will be put at the disposal of the climate buffer by the municipality Albrandswaard. The core of the Interior is designated by the city as a location for equestrian sport (with livery stables) in combination with a small accommodation facility. The municipality Albrandswaard has already started approaching the market to exploit this "issuable core". The municipality and ARK are confident that cooperation between the various functions will lead to an agreeable utilization of this area.