Green, attractive cities

Urban renewal offers major opportunities for the creation of climate-adaptive cities with areas where people can meet

We believe in a future of intelligent, inclusive, biodiverse cities. Concentration of urbanisation and combination of functions provide a varied range of work and amenities close to home. That is good for our health and saves us a lot of travelling time, energy and landscape. As designers we contribute to that by working together with partners to create attractive environments where people can live, work and meet one another and where children can play. By making the public space greener, letting trees grow and flowers bloom, we contribute to cooling, an attractive environment and in an intelligent way we provide space for rainwater catchment and infiltration.

Design plan for the public area of De Stationstuinen in Barendrecht

The BAR organisation, an official support organisation for the three local authorities of Barendrecht, Albrandswaard and Ridderkerk, commissioned us to draw up the design plan for the public area of De Stationstuinen together with the Barendrecht local authority. It involves the transformation of an area of more than 25 hectares. De Stationstuinen, currently an industrial estate for the fruit and vegetable market, will become a green neighbourhood with opportunities for work and housing. As head designer of the core area, we are developing plans in close consultation with the designer and consultants of the Barendrecht local authority and in dialogue with the developers and their consultants involved. The basis for the design plan is the Preliminary urban development plan from 2021.

Hembrug location

What was once the epicentre of the Dutch weapons industry is being transformed into a lively residential and business area. Our design for the public space and the woodland will make the location green, more climate-resistant and better connected than ever, with respect for the unique atmosphere and history of the setting. We are designing a hydrological system with sufficient capacity to retain and store the rain that falls on the location. The green surroundings are collective and adventurous, with the woodland as the green heart.

Master Plan Getting Up Steam Goor

Master Plan Getting up Steam! for the development of the TSB terrain in Goor: dwellings, work and a park. In collaboration with De Zwarte Hond and SIR.

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