Retaining walls around Afsluitdijk Wadden Center
We placed dozens of metres of retaining walls around the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center. The Bosch Beton walls act as earth retention system and were used to realise the terrace. This was a placement at a unique location!
Kornwerderzand is located along the Afsluitdijk and the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center opened here on 22 March 2017. Over 100 metres of retaining walls were placed around the architectural structure that houses the centre. Sloped retaining walls were placed at the Afsluitdijk Wadden Center entrance and retaining walls were used to construct the terrace. Retaining walls were also used to break an embankment at the side of the building. Some of the retaining walls also serve as earth retention system. The retaining walls differ in height between 1.5 and 3 metres, depending on the application.
The unique location made it impossible to place all the retaining walls directly from the truck. Where direct placement was not possible, the retaining walls were placed by our customer, WMR Rinsumageest, using their own equipment.
Protection from the water
The Afsluitdijk separates the Waddenzee seawater from the IJsselmeer fresh water but is also the connecting road between Friesland and Noord-Holland. The Afsluitdijk Wadden Center offers a wealth of information about UNESCO World Heritage the Wadden Sea, the Fish Migration River, the Afsluitdijk and the IJsselmeer.
The Afsluitdijk has protected us from the force of the water for some 90 years. In 2022, Rijkswaterstaat and De Nieuwe Afsluitdijk are preparing the flood protection system for the future.
It was a fantastic way for us to contribute to the Afsluitdijk!
If you would like to know more about this project or our customised retaining wall solutions for soil & garden, please feel free to contact our consultants.
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