photo by Marieke Francke
On June 17 Planet Texel was kicked off at Kaap Skil, the Maritime and Beachcombers Museam at Oudeschild, Texel.
Planet Texel is one of three IABR–2014–Project Ateliers, a collaboration of IABR and the Municipality of Texel, one of the islands to the north of the Netherlands. Presentations were given by alderman Eric Hercules, by IABR–2014 Curator Dirk Sijmons and by Pepijn Godefroy and Jurgen van der Ploeg, of LA4SALE and FARO respectively, the two design offices that have been commissioned to develop plans and pilot projects for a sustainable Texel.
Kaap Skil was filled to capacity, with citizens, politicians, administrators, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders joining in the debate about what the parameters for a sustainable future of Texel should be.