De Liede, Haarlemmermeer
De Liede, Haarlemmermeer
2006 / STAD NOCH LAND / NEITHER TOWN NOR COUNTRYSIDE was an exhibition and publication initiated by the NAI (Netherlands Architecture Institute). The photographic series show city-grow towards one another with a steadily decreasing rural buffer between them. An uncontrolled building activity beside motorways and main roads has turned the famous Dutch panoramic views into ‘in-between territories’ lacking the identity and external appearance of both the city and the traditional countryside. The publication and exhibition Neither town nor countryside charts three areas that are representative of the different forms of in-between land: De Locht in Parkstad Limburg, Dorst in Brabant, and De Liede in the Haarlemmermeer.

book: stad noch land

Netherlands Architecture Institute: nai

article by Harry den Hartog: archined