Dutch have knack for innovation, says envoy
March 31 2014 11:44 PM
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Yvette van Eechoud speaking at a session on “Global challenges Dutch solutions” yesterday.
Yvette van Eechoud speaking at a session on “Global challenges Dutch solutions” yesterday.

The Dutch ambassador to Qatar, Yvette van Eechoud, yesterday said she hoped that architects and planners from her country would be able to play a key role in the infrastructural development of Qatar.

Speaking at a session on “Global challenges Dutch solutions”, the ambassador said: “Dutch excellence in innovation originated from the fact that The Netherlands is a densely populated country with limited available land and a lot of aspirations. One needs to design smart cities on a limited piece of land to facilitate an efficient and pleasant habitat for citizens and our architects have demonstrated their successes in a big way.”

She said integrated planning and future proof designs are key in making a liveable environment for the generations to come. “Apart from being excellent planners, the architects and urban designers from The Netherlands have a unique way of combining beautiful and the useful, original and innovative concepts,” said Eechoud.

The ambassador also called upon local architects, planners and designers to make a thorough study of the projects executed at the international level by the Dutch architects.

 

 

 

 

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