The country and its team of engineers, construction workers, and researchers hope the up-front investment of time and resources will make additional sand replenishment unnecessary for the next twenty years as nature shapes the coastline. Goals for the project are better flood protection, broader and wider coastal recreation areas, and increased knowledge about strengthening the coast. The Dutch see the Zandmotor as a pilot program and hope the concept can be rolled out to other places.
For now, the country's philosophy of building with nature has resulted in a beautiful beach area that is already widely used.
Watch a video of the Zandmotor's construction and a flythrough of the virtual model below: