Rural landscapes

Our mission is to develop designs that work for both people and wildlife. It must be functional, offer pleasant surroundings and provide space for climate adaptation and for strengthening biodiversity. The design of the landscape also ensures that changes, in use or through new insights, form a logical next step in the story of the location.

The foundation of any future-proof design is the ground; the function of the soil and the water system. The historical context, landscape features and its functions also play an important role in the identify of a place. Aspects that help determine the design are sight lines, a logical routing through the area and the 'readability' of the landscape.


We like to speak to all stakeholders and use their input and local knowledge to come to a supported plan. A landscape design is an integral design; we combine as many functions as possible. In this way we are building a new story for the landscape: flexible for future changes, resilient, efficient and beautiful for everyone.

We work on various types of assignments:
  • Nature reserves and restoration projects
  • Agricultural area and forms of wildlife-inclusive agriculture
  • Infrastructure and its integration
  • Energy network and its integration
  • A healthy water structure
  • Area development
  • Green and blue infrastructure (GBI)

The design process

In the design process, we arrive at a supported plan in a number of steps together with the client, stakeholders and residents. We present a product, discuss it and then refine it based on the reactions.

  1. We are inspired by the client's 'programme of requirements'. In addition to our spatial analysis, this leads to a clear story for the plan area (the vision).
  2. All functions are given a place in the sketch design and/or preliminary design and reinforce each other where possible. Profiles and impressions provide insight into how the space will be experienced.
  3. The final design is a detailed, integral spatial design in which profiles and details provide insight into how the plan works.
  4. A management plan is drawn up as needed.