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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Manhood peninsula

A fast sketch design with large effects for manhood peninsula (UK) Organisation workshop: Renée Santema & Carolyn Cobbold Year: 2009   When we visited the coastal town Selsey (UK) on the Manhood Peninsula with a group of Dutch experts, a row of houses on the shoreline almost collapsed and tumbled into sea. And this had happened […]

Vision for Arnhem – Veluwe

A vision for the fantastic natural area north of Arnhem Commissioner: municipality of Arnhem In collaboration with: municipality of Arnhem, Hans Jungerius Year: 2013   We are fan of the Veluwe. This is why we see it as our mission, ever since we started our office here, to improve the relationship between the city of Arnhem and this […]

Space for space IJsselmonde

How can you ensure spatial quality in areas where glass housing is disappearing? Commissioned by and in collaboration with the municipality of Barendrecht Year: 2013      Large scale glass houses are disappearing for a reason: gardeners stop their businesses or move to places that the government deems more appropriate. To encourage these developments the ‘space […]

Landscape Cookbook Apeldoorn

A vision filled with landscape recipes for everyone to use Commissioner: municipality of Apeldoorn In collaboration with: Gelders Genootschap Year: 2009-2011 In December 2013 the big Landscape Cookbook of Apeldoorn won the ‘Nu al eenvoudig beter’-prize (‘Simply better-prize’), issued by minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen. Published in: Innovatief landschap     With all the initiatives of municipalities, project […]

Scouts of the forbidden landscape

Commissioner: Stichting G.A.N.G. Year: 2013 From the estate Koningsweg we have been working together with G.A.N.G. for years on improving the relationship between Arnhem and the Veluwe. The landscape of the estate Koningsweg and a large part of the largely militairy surroundings is now still a forbidden landscape. All roads end with a dead end […]

Oostvaarderswold

Design for corridor Oostvaardersplassen-Horsterwold Commissioned by Staatsbosbeheer In collaboration with Thor Hendriks Year: 2002           Instead of designing the ecological corridor between the Oostvaardersplassen and the Horsterwold as a mono-functional highway for deer, the main idea behind this design is that this side of the city of Almere and the Oostervaarderswold […]

Landscape vision Zuid-Limburg

A landscape vision for the province of Zuid-Limburg Wageningen University, commissioned by the Province of Limburg In collaboration with Klaas Kerkstra and Peter Vrijlandt Year: 2007 Published in: Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, 2003-2007     The landscape structures of the southern part of the province of South-Limburg originate from medieval times. The pattern of […]