Design and public space

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We want to make our towns and villages healthier and greener. But how do we make more room for pedestrians, cyclists, meeting and staying? How do we make our public spaces more climate adaptive, sustainable and future-proof? And where will we find room for all the other traffic functions we want in the city? In short, how do we achieve an integrated consideration of all these ambitions and how do we make them visible on the street?

An appropriate and supported design

We create public spaces that contribute to a healthy, green and accessible living environment for everyone. Our team consists of traffic engineers, designers, landscape architects and urban planners. Together, we arrive at integrated visions, plans and designs. We do this at all scale levels: from strategy to street and from concept to concrete. In this, we work together with our clients, residents, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. This is the only way we arrive at an appropriate and supported design for every location. We design cities and villages that are ready for today's challenges, but also for future transitions.

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Inclusiveness and accessibility

Another big task is to make our public spaces accessible to everyone. Think of the elderly, people with physical or sensory disabilities, small children or, for example, someone with a pram. Working on accessibility means distinguishing between different target groups, each with their own requirements and wishes. We did this, for example, in Harderwijk, where we developed a clear and applicable handbook for public space projects based on different target groups and accessibility levels.

From wall to wall

The quality and design of public space have a major influence on our health, economic vitality, our perception, our behaviour and our mobility choices. In this respect, we see traffic expressly as part of the total public space. We don't look from band to band, but from wall to wall. We have an eye for all the broad ambitions and ensure the right balance.

Be inspired and have a look at our project overview ''MAKING SPACE for everyone'' below (in Dutch).

Document is in Dutch

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