How should we deal with our cultural heritage in a landscape that is full with economical, natural and cultural claims. The aim of the province of Utrecht was to explicate the Roman history formed by the Limes like a monumental chain through the environment. Within the Dutch pragmatic tradition of making deals Poldermark suggests to express this history as a confrontation of past, present and future. The specific claim on the periphery of Woerden is a commercial park. As a result of a dialectic process it became an architectural monolith, carved and surrounded by far and recent history. On top of the Poldermark there would be an opportunity for future history.


Name: Limes
Location: Utrecht
Date: 2004-2005
Area: 30 ha.
Client: Architectuurcentrum Aorta
Status: Study
Jointly with: RAL 2005, Topotronic