Water Pride - Niek Smal

Niek Small made a future proof landscape design for fresh water addicted North Holland

Nominee AHK Eindwerkprijs 2021: Niek Smal
Studies: Landscape Architecture (MA), Academy of Architecture

Graduation project: Water Pride
Medium: Landscape Architecture

Niek Small, graduate in Master in Landscape Architecture (MA) at Academy of Architecture, AHK / Amsterdam University of the Arts.

Niek Smal's graduation project "Water Pride" is a design for a sustainable future for fresh water addicted North Holland. It proposes a landscape design that both at a provincial and regional level can be self sufficient, and independent of external fresh surface water supply. Adapting this design adds to the region's spatial quality and anticipates the uncertain and ominous future in fresh water needs and supply.

This graduation project was one of eleven graduation projects nominated for the AHK Eindwerkprijs 2021, the Graduation Award of the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

On February 10th 2022 AHK / Amsterdam University of the Arts announced the winners of the AHK Eindwerkprijs 2021: the awards for a master and a bachelor graduation project, and the AHK Graduation Audience Award 2021. For his project 'Water Pride' Niek Smal was awarded with the AHK Master's Graduation Prize 2021.

You can view the recording of the livestream of the AHK Graduation Award Ceremony on Thursday 10 February 2022 via this page.

To Niek's alumnus page