Public space

The design and quality of life of the public space determines the cityscape to a large extent. The interplay between architecture and nature plays an important role in this. Harmonious cohesion gives towns and cities their own identity. From an intimate park to a vibrant town square or green carpark.

Public spaces have a therapeutic and harmonious character. They are intended to bring calm to our busy, hectic world full of noise and movement. Human need is central to public outdoor spaces. They are spaces for the community and must therefore be accessible to the public at large. It is an art to utilise public spaces flexibly and set them up optimally.

Generous proportions & voluminous movements

Rest areas and activity areas, communal gardens, playgrounds and meeting places create natural spaces for every age group to enjoy. We employ generous proportions and voluminous movements with repetitions of large clusters of plants, shrubs and trees. That way, we avoid ‘fragmentation’, without sacrificing a feeling of security.

The planting of trees in public spaces is therefore an important spearhead of our projects. We use trees to create natural shade in parks and squares. In addition, we arouse the curiosity of visitors by planting collections of trees.

Future-oriented design

Designing public spaces demands the right balance between numerous aspects.

  • liveability
  • functionality
  • feasibility
  • future maintenance

When a project has evolved beautifully and reached maturity, that is the very best compliment for us as landscape architects. As it happens, the level of maintenance greatly influences the appreciation of the public space. Want to find out about the options for making your public space functional, maintenance-friendly and green?

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