Amsterdam – Gaasperplaspark
Once in every 10 years an international garden festival, called “Floriade”, is organized in the Netherlands. In 1982 the Regional Park Gaasperplas in Amsterdam hosted this event. Approximately four years prior to the festival the work on the Floriade started. During these years the site of 55ha was transformed from polder to an exhibition park. Pieter van Loon functioned as the substitute of the principal landscape architect. Furthermore, he was the coordinator of the landscape design team. Over 3.5 million people visited the Floriade in 1982.