Vienna’s municipal government transformed the city’s largest shopping street, Mariahilferstrasse, from a major arterial to a partially car-free promenade. The 1.6km-long street is now divided into a number of zones that are fully car free as well as zones that allow limited automobile traffic. The design aimed to redevelop the street for pedestrians and bicyclists while also creating spaces where people can hang out. A number of different clusters with varying constellations of street furniture, green spaces and fountains provide pedestrians with places to stop and rest. Already in the design phase, the street furniture was placed in the newly closed central section to help users get used to the new situation.

*in collaboration with Bureau B+B

Client: Municipality of Vienna
Design: 2013–2014


Roermond’s Laurentius Hospital is undergoing renovation to ensure that the facility can continue to provide its patients with high-quality care in future. The surrounding outdoor area will play a major role in that connection, and as part of this major redevelopment project, the hospital has decided to tackle the grounds as a whole. Healthcare provider De Zorggroep is developing a ‘healthcare hotel’ on the site. The main entrances to both the hospital and the hotel will be on a new square on the north side of the complex.

The plans for the grounds call for numerous trees and colourful plants. Forming a layer of green, the plants will help create cohesion in the grounds as a whole. Efficient solutions for the various driveways and footpaths as well as the parking area make it easy for people to find their way to the entrances. The result is a pleasant, green setting.

Client: Laurentius Ziekenhuis Roermond
Design: 2014–2016
Execution: 2015–2020


In a district of the town of Hoensbroek that had been struggling with a shrinking population, the Municipality of Heerlen in Limburg had several multi-level buildings demolished to make room for a new park, a community school and life-cycle-proof homes. Neighbourhood residents played an active role in the transformation process. Urban planning, architecture and landscaping were all developed in close connection with each other, taking fully into consideration the geology of the subsoil and characteristics of the immediate surroundings. The result is a village-like area in the centre of Hoensbroek with pleasant residential and recreational options. The park and the community school were realised between 2014 and 2017. The life-cycle-proof homes are still under development.

*in collaboration with Bureau B+B

Client: Municipality of Heerlen
Design: 2011–2012
Execution: 2013–2017


The area outside of Katwijk’s brand-new public swimming pool needed to be redeveloped. Inspired by the dune landscape of the nearby seaside, the design for the redevelopment project included a variety of practical functions, including the parking area and the main entrances to both the swimming pool and a neighbouring church. All of those have been playfully incorporated into the landscape. The use of colours fits in with the sand dunes theme. The brown and sand-coloured paving of the adjacent market square (likewise part of the redeveloped area) reflects the traditional pattern of knitted sweaters from this old fishing village.

Client: Municipality of Katwijk
Design: 2015–2017
Execution: 2017–2019


Two unique assignments were realised at Artis, the Amsterdam zoo: enclosures for red pandas and wallabies, respectively. On the basis of highly specific requirements, optimal habitats were created for these animals. But it was also important to let visitors get as close to them as possible. For that reason, the enclosure for the red pandas, who like to remain high in the trees, is situated below ground level, while the wallabies’ enclosure is separated from the rest of the park by a low wall and a trench. A path cutting through the wallaby exhibit allows visitors to walk freely among the animals.

Client: Natura Artis Magistra
Design: 2011–2016
Execution: 2011–2016