Impact Landscape

Vredefort Dome

The dry cake is deposited in a radial system around the dewatering plant. The pattern is intentionally disrupted to make use of the existing natural drainage system. The deposition takes place within the catchment area of two main rivers, making sure that potential pollution can be filtered out before streaming into the hinterland. The shaped landscape has a variety of different conditions so that biodiverse landscape can develop over time. The linear hills have two different sides. One side has a smaller inclination, ensuring a gradual transition from the relatively more wet areas between the hills to the dryer areas on top. The other side, which is directed away from the sun, has a steeper slope. The shadow-side is yet another condition that is favourable for tree growth.


Sanne van den Breemer
Filip Geerts
Ilmar Hurkxkens

Director of Studies

Salomon Frausto


Nigel Alarcon(MX), Pooja Bhave(IN), Mariano Cuofano(IT), Fabiola Cruz(PE), Alonso Díaz(MX), Xiaoyu Ding(CN), Ines Garcia‑Lezana(ES), Sandra Garcia(ES), Martino Greco(IT), Sebastian Hitchcock(ZA), Alejandra Huesca(MX), Yesah Hwangbo(KR), Takuma Johnson(US), Yi-Ni Lin(TW), Paola Tovar(MX), Cristhy Mattos(BR), Preradon Pimpakan(TH), Adi Samet(IL), Raymond Tang(US), Kulaporn Temudom(TH), Danai Tsigkanou(GR), Jesse Verdoes(NL), Rongting Xiao(CN)