Power of Landscape: Novel Narratives to Engage with the Energy Transition

Sven Stremke, Dirk Oudes, Paolo Picchi

Nai & Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam & Wageningen University, 2022


The energy transition is in full swing. Worldwide, windmills and solar panels are taking over from fossil fuels. The construction of these new energy landscapes is often met with resistance. What if this is not about energy technologies, but about the drastic change of our immediate living environment, the places where we live, work and recreate?

The Power of Landscape examines various energy landscapes in Europe and the US in the present, past and future, based on the qualitative and emotional significance of the landscape for residents and users. It thus bridges the gap between the world of renewable energy and the world of spatial designers for the first time. The book is an eye-opener for organizing the new energy challenges in a way that is both sustainable and attractive.

The core of the book forms the research into High-Density Energy Landscapes at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam and Wageningen University by Sven Stremke, Dirk Oudes and Paolo Picchi. A number of experts from the world of energy transition and environmental design contribute and reflect on their research.


ISBN: 9789462087163

304 pagina's, 400 illustraties, 32,4 x 24,3 cm, hardcover, Engels