Students from Architecture, Civil Engineering and Water Management programs will present their 3D models they created for the Coastal Challenge on Monday, Jan. 15, at the Joint Research Center Zeeland (JRCZ). Everyone is welcome to attend the presentation.

The fourth-year students from the three HZ programs have studied the coastal area in the Southwest Delta this semester. They did so through desk research, interviews with stakeholders and were given tours of a number of areas.

The students incorporated their acquired knowledge into a 3D model of a coastal area in the Southwest Delta around 2100. In the models they took into account aspects such as housing, the water balance, a sustainable and innovative economy, climate adaptation and a CO2-neutral Zeeland.


The Coastal Challenge is an annual assignment for final-year Architecture, Civil Engineering and Water Management students. The goal is for students from these three programs to work together because solutions to complex social issues cannot be found in a single discipline. They also need to work closely with practitioners. This immediately prepares them for their work after graduation.

Sign up for presentation

The students will present their models on Monday, Jan. 15. Everyone is welcome to come and take a look. The presentation starts at 1 p.m. in the makerspace on the first floor of the JRCZ and will last until approximately 2.30 p.m. You can sign up here.