Listening
Collaboration

Clear communication and a smoothly running process are of great importance in the genesis of spatial interventions: proper collaboration is therefore crucial, not only with the client but also with the other parties involved in the process. We present ourselves as team players who are also willing to take the initiative in realizing an effective process structure. 

Connection

Designing is the ideal way to find the common interests among the various parties. A good landscape architect literally and figuratively creates space by mutually connecting the needs, preconditions and wishes of all stakeholders and giving them a status.

Involvement

Much benefit can be gained by involving residents and users in the early stages of design and layout plans. This type of approach can create broad-based support and enable the realization procedure to run smoothly and rapidly. But even more important: the residents and users have vital knowledge of the history, the peculiarities and the usage of a location.

Society

We involve relevant, topical, social themes in our design solutions. We believe that designing in a careful and sympathetic way always generates added value.

Expertise

Our expertise lies in spatial design. We translate the expertise of others involved in the process (hydrologists, ecologists, architects, etc.) into spatial solutions.

Thinking
Vision

It is essential to have vision when allocating an assignment a clear framework. A vision on an assignment makes a reasoned statement about the direction a design or intervention should take. The vision puts the assignment into a perspective, in both space and time.

Concept

A strong spatial concept is needed in order to present a solution concisely. The concept is the link between vision and design. A good concept convinces parties and gives a firm foothold to both the designer and the client during the process. 

Analysis

A solid analysis forms the fundament of the vision and the concept of a design. We analyse not only the technical aspects of a location but also the atmosphere, perception, and information from the residents. As a result, it is possible to uncover possibly surprising cross-links, to switch between levels, and to find the right points of contact.

Research

Research assignments, studies, and commissioned and spontaneous investigation are indispensible in the process of continual development and acquisition of new knowledge and experience.

Professional development

We find it important to keep up to date with developments in our professional field and also beyond this. Accordingly, we regularly give and follow lectures, participate in debates, and exchange knowledge with our professional colleagues and others.

Steering
Exploration

By means of studies, models and research we can clarify and visualize the spatial consequences of interventions. Alternatives and variants are thoroughly investigated and explained in a lucid manner. In this way, well-considered choices can be made.

Conviction

Through strong, realistic concepts and intelligent and well-detailed designs, we can convince parties of the feasibility and power of interventions and solutions.

Boost

Our concrete structuring plans and our policy visions form an excellent impulse for new developments and usage; we always create space that invites initiatives.

Strategy

Our plans and visions are constructed in such a way that they can incorporate unexpected changes while their essential force remains intact. We create space and allow leeway for uncertain factors. This makes our plans ‘wear-resistant’, flexible and sustainable.

Quality

By means of guidance, supervision and quality monitoring, we commit ourselves to careful communication with, and encouragement of, all executive parties. High quality is a matter of proper guidance and also – to a far greater extent actually – of collaboration, shared insight and common aims.

Designing
Strategic plans

Our development strategies and visions deploy spatial structures and points of contact as bearers and connecting factors. One of our strongest points is allowing scope for change and uncertain factors in a meaningful way.

Urban design

In formulating architectural plans, our starting point is the existing situation (urban landscape), the use, and the quality of the everyday living environment. We align measure, scale and routing to human intuition and experience. By making plans that are open to development and change we can create sustainable public space.

Landscape plans

In our landscape planning, we opt for reserved but effective interventions that can revitalize areas and locations. Sound knowledge of an area and further analyses enable us always to find the appropriate interventions.

Layout plans

We create (public) spaces that are geared to human dimension, experience and intuition, and are consequently regarded by their users as being self-evident. By involving residents and users in the formulation of plans, we ensure the production of widely supported and sustainable plans.

Object design

Some plans deserve the addition of specially designed layout objects, such as fittings, furniture, play items, etc. Then we design those objects in such a way that they harmonize with their context and enter into an exceptional relationship with their surroundings at the same time.

Regardless of whether we are concerned with layout plans, research or strategy, our approach can always be traced back to four basic elements: listening, thinking, steering and designing. This page outlines twenty spearheads, products and aspects of our approach, and links them to projects in which they have played a major role. If you click on one of the words, the corresponding project is shown.