The Islands 2.0

Commissioner: Frank Donders on behalf of SNS Propertize Year: 2013-2015 Click on the images for a larger view! Project website The Islands 2.0 (dutch)   Very few cities are located just as beautiful as Arnhem is. On the north side National Park the Veluwe enters the city via splendid estates, reaching up to Central Station. Despite […]

Biodiversibiergarten

The biodiversibiergarten: drinking and dining surrounded by rare and endangered plant species! Commissioner: private Year: 2016 Photo’s: Charlona Teerlink (www.tr-link.nl), 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. […]

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 […]

Estate Beekhuizen

Estate Beekhuizen: Safari in the Netherlands! Commissioner: Introvast BV Year: 2016 buitenplaatsbeekhuizen.nl 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 […]

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 […]

the Green Waves

Concrete jungle is tranformed in a green connection between the north and south of Arnhem In collaboration with: D.T.O., Hoogte Twee Architects Year: 2016 Turning a concrete jungle into a green one and by doing so connecting the city of Arnhem with the river Rhine – that’s the aim of this self initiated project. By simplifying […]

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 […]

Groenmarkt

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 Year: 2014/2015 Winner competition, commissioned by municipality of Amsterdam!   A building where both people and birds, bees, bats, butterflies live! At Amsterdam’s Groenmarkt a truly nature-inclusive construction […]

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 […]

Kleine Campus

A lush garden for work and play for the Kleine Campus in Arnhem Commissioners: Floris Schoonderbeek, Kathlijn de Booij, Arnhem Design: 2014/2015 Realisation: 2015/2016   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 […]

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! In samenwerking met 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 energy, from […]

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 […]

Coolsingel

Sketch design for the most important street of Rotterdam (private competition, winner: west8)  Commissioner: Municipality of Rotterdam Year: 2013/2014 In collaboration with Studio Jorge Perea, Fluitman Architectuur + Stedenbouw, Atelier Lek   In 2013 the municipality of Rotterdam chose 3 teams to make a vision for the street of Rotterdam, the Coolsingel. As a team, we chose to […]

Estate Koningsweg

A cultural enclave on the Veluwe (initiative in collaboration with Hans Jungerius) Commissioner: Kondor Wessels Projects In collaboration with.: MVRDV (architecture) Year: 2008-2014 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 […]

Red list city garden

Private garden, Arnhem Year: 2011 Published in: Trouw NRC NRC-next Yearbook 2012 12 Tuinen Tuin & Landschap Duurzame landschapsarchitectuur On the move, European Yearbook of Landscape Architecture 2015 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 […]

Holwerd at sea

Commissioner: Atelier Fryslân Year: 2011-2014 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 meer […]

Fryslân at sea

Commissioner: Atelier Fryslân Year: 2009-2012 Published in: In Touch – European Yearbook  Yearbook 2013 Trouw Fries Dagblad Duurzame landschapsarchitectuur Northern Friesland literally feels like the end of the world. Roads and waterways end before or on the sea dike that disconnects Friesland from the sea. It has become an area that has to be passed in order to […]