Zandmotor in Landscape Architecture Magazine

inserting a zandmotor at VAB illustration to scale M. Geffel

Those lovely East Coast beaches are not at all natural. Nor are they stable. Recently, a Virginia landscape architecture prof and her students explored how to apply a Dutch model to American shores.

The Dutch idea is called the “Zandmotor” (sand engine), and it’s quite a bit different from the way we nourish beaches here in the U.S. Read the whole article at Landscape Architecture Magazine.

The image is a digital rendering showing how a sand engine might look adjacent to Virginia beach. Courtesy University of Virginia Landscape Architecture Department.

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