Stadsblokken Meinerswijk

Client: Kondor Wessels Projecten Year: 2013-heden In collaboration with: De Zwarte Hond website: The masterplan is for download here   Weinig steden zijn zo mooi gelegen als Arnhem. Aan de Noordzijde dringt de Veluwe via prachtige landgoedparken de stad binnen, tot achter het Centraal Station. Maar zo mooi als die relatie met de Veluwe is, zo […]


A spectacular green building for both humans and animals, with a dune landscape on the roof! Commissioners: Edwin Oostmeijer Projectontwikkeling, HBB Projectontwikkeling In collaboration with: Bastiaan Jongerius, Ronald Janssen (architects), DGMR Winner tender municipality of Amsterdam Year: 2014/2015 Status: under construction 2019/2020     A building where both people and birds, bees, bats, butterflies live! At Amsterdam’s Groenmarkt a […]

Holwerd at sea

Commissioner: Atelier Fryslân Year: 2011-2018 website: Published in: In Touch – European Yearbook  Trouw Yearbook 2013 Regional newspaper Talloze Nederlanders kennen Holwerd. Per jaar passeren 450.000 mensen het prachtige terpdorpje namelijk, op weg naar de boot naar Ameland. En daar houdt het dan ook op. Holwerd heeft er niks aan. Want net zo als het hele noordelijke Waddenkust gebied […]

The Sunny Side Sloterdijk

Type: Competitie Location: Amsterdam Year: 2018 In collaboration with: A M B.V., Edwin Oostmeijer Projectontwikkeling B.V., MKA Research & Development B.V., Crowd Building NL B.V., Zanderroth Architecten, Marc Koehler Architects, Space&Matter en De Dakdokters       The Sunny Side is iconisch groen en tegelijk een huiselijk, lieflijk stuk stad, waar de bewoners zelf hun stempel […]

Estate Klingelbeek

Commissioner: Schipper Bosch Year: 2015 – present  Under construction: 2019/2020 In collaboration with: Dyvik Kahlen architects, Vic Landscape, Buro Boot website: On one of the most outstanding locations of the Netherlands, where the (in Holland) rare hills of the Veluwe touch the river Rhine by Arnhem, we are working on estate Klingelbeek. This derelict estate will […]

Sloterdijk kavel N

Type: competition Location: Amsterdam Year: 2017 Status: 2de prijs In collaboration with: Paul de Ruiter Architects, Space and matter, BAM, AM, Van der Tol, Studio Valkenier, dGmR, Strackee   De lift uitstappen en midden in een glooiend bos staan. Waar op hete dagen een mild regenbuitje uit het spiegelende plafond valt, waarin het intense groen […]

Garden Algarve

Een weldadige oase strak ingekaderd in het droge zuid Portugese landschap. Jaar: 2017 In deze tuin aan de kust van de Algarve wordt het contrast van de omliggende landschappen in het klein herhaald: de vlakke geïrrigeerde agrarische landschappen die prachtig contrasteren met de achterliggende grillige, droge, deels beboste heuvels met haar prachtige inheemse beplanting vertalen […]

Bartok park

A pop-up park as catalyst for the city In collaboration with: DTO, Municipality of Arnhem, Florentijn Hofman, Burgers’ Zoo, national park Hoge Veluwe, Van de Haar Groep, Synchroon Year: 2012-2013 Published in: NRC Arnhem in beweging Yearbook 2013 Straatbeeld Innovatief landschap Groene Amsterdammer Vakblad Groen Tuin en Landschap Winner NRP Gulden Feniks, category Urban Regeneration. The jury: ‘most lively square in […]

Estate Beekhuizen

Estate Beekhuizen: Safari in the Netherlands! Commissioner: Introvast BV Year: 2016 Safari in the Netherlands! Watching the Big 5 of Natural Park ‘Veluwezoom’ from the terrace of your safari tent. This camping hidden in 4 valleys on the Veluwe was, despite of it’s wonderful setting, a rather dull, fenced place. We proposed to get rid […]

Estate Koningsweg

A cultural enclave on the Veluwe (initiative in collaboration with Hans Jungerius) Commissioner: Kondor Wessels Projects In collaboration with.: MVRDV (architecture) Year: 2008-2018 Published in: NRC Innovatief landschap Proclaimed as ‘Broedplaats van het jaar‘! (cultural hotspot of the year) Just north of Arnhem, a somewhat shady and unstructured part of the Veluwe houses an unknown but fascinating […]

Operation Desert Rain

Utopian plan for weather-changing landscapes Own initiative, in cooperation with Bart Bomas Year: 2016 Published in Trouw newspaper Interview on National Radio, Radio1 The climate changes, and almost everybody agrees that we have something to do with that. Fossil fuel, CO2, greenhouse effect, melting poles, floods, droughts and typhoons. What almost nobody realises is that we […]


The biodiversibiergarten: drinking and dining surrounded by rare and endangered plant species! Commissioner: private Year: 2016 Photo’s: Charlona Teerlink (, Buro Harro This small shady garden is an unexpectedly piece of nature. Here, plant species of the so-called Red List of endangered or extinct forest-species grow abundantly. Surprisingly, most of these species are simply for sale. […]

Sonsbeek exhibition 2016

Intimate and surprising amfitheater in the forrests of the Sonsbeek Park In collaboration with: Shilpa Gupta Commissioner: Sonsbeek exhibition 2016 Year: 2016 For the International Art-Exhibition Sonsbeek ’16 transACTION we realised a land-art project together with Indian artist Shilpa Gupta, in the magnificent Park Sonsbeek, Arnhem (The Netherlands). We turned a former high but empty spot without a view, surrounded […]

3-landscape garden

The best landscapes that Arnhem has to offer, united in this garden for a large family Private garden, Arnhem Year: 2013/2014 Photos: Ben ter Mull and Buro Harro   This family house in Arnhem, a modernistic white cubicle to which another cubicle was added later, is accentuated by a sloping, natural landscape. The soft curves of […]

Kleine Campus

A lush garden for work and play for the Kleine Campus in Arnhem Commissioners: Floris Schoonderbeek, Kathlijn de Booij, Arnhem Year: 2017   website Kleine Campus The Kleine Campus (‘Small Campus’) is the example of the ‘new working life’. Initiators Kathlijn de Booij and Floris Schoonderbeek (known from Weltevree) are turning this former gymnasium in the Spijkerkwartier of […]

Farmyard Kolkenstein

Private garden, Terwolde Year: 2014 Photos: Ben ter Mull   This large farmyard with a monumental old farm is surrounded by very different, but all fantastic landscapes: a nearby estate with a castle, the village, the dike planted with enormous, old oaks, and the pond behind the dike. By creating clear lines alongside the buildings […]

Energy estate Airport Eelde

ENERGY ESTATE Groningen Airport Eelde Groningen Airport Eelde and surroundings as iconic 21st century landscape park for energy production, -education and inspiration! 1st prize In collaboration with: MDL Landschapsarchitecten Year: 2014/2015 Groningen Airport Eelde and its surroundings become an iconic 21st century landscape park, evolving around energy: the Energy Estate GAE. It’s all about getting […]

Ribbons of the Lowlands

The ribbons of the low lands: a fine network of ribbons and waterways through the Green Heart Commissioner: Abe Veenstra, landscape advisor of the province of Zuid-Holland Year: 2015 When the city of Boston kept expanding in the 19th century, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted thought of the ‘Emerald Necklace’, a network of parks, connected by landscape […]