(Landscape-) Architecture

This is my graduation project for Station Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Station Nijmegen has a surface area of circa 2 Hectares and perfectly designed for logistics, rather than the pedestrians. The area had so many little by little design revisions which led to a incoherent public space. Nijmegen is building some new amazing spaces, but the station has somehow been left behind.


ANA 2-01

L to R: Three areas, No sight, Barriers, Busroute

ANA 2-02

L to R: Pedestrian route, Sitting area/city beginning, Different architectual styles, Scale


The station is made for dinosaurs, not for humans


The most important aspects I wanted to focus on are making a pedestrianfriendly cityspace, an intuitive wayfinding towards the city, follow trough with one existing architectual style, and bringing back the size of the square to a humane scale. This is brought to life trough a few principles.


Extrapolation of the Italian arches found on the site, which are designed by Sybold van Ravesteyn.


Creating height differences to make smaller spaces


Using the existing architecture to layout a grid, which gives room for arrangement of the square


Simplified layout





Grid taken from the existing architecture


Relaxing and functional area


Green/shadow and sunny/open areas


Watersystem, everything flows to the Oasis, where is being reused


airconditioning and smelltransfer with the windcatcher principle


New functions, sight, and walkingroute


Heightened busstation and route

In the Oasis

In the Oasis

Section Oasis

Section Oasis

Heightened busroad

Oasis from groundlevel

Oasis from groundlevel

Section middlesquare

Section middlesquare

Arrival on the station from the city

Arrival on the station from the city

Section functional sunny area

Section functional sunny area

Section busstation

Section busstation

Arrival from trainstation

Arrival from trainstation


Foodlab Helicon Nijmegen

(Landscape-) Architecture, Masterplans, University assignments



Netherlands Project Area-01 Nijmegen-01

area slection

This is the detailed plan for The Green Factory Nijmegen. For this I chose for the area in the South. In the Masterplan this is referred to as The Restaurant. For my design I had something different in mind.

The Identity map and and Industrial map both show that there is a lot of industry on the West-side. This industrial terrain contains; metal companies, garbage disposals, car repair shops. The purple splotch in the North is now a closed coal power plant. On the Uniqueness map you can see that there are a few parks and recreation sites nearby, so that means that the site has to compete with them.

Philosophical Concept

Concept Growth and multiplication

The concept is to spread the idea of sustainable food-production in a social setting. The setting will like in the painting School of Athens. A place where people come and share ideas, but instead of the ideas being metaphysical it will be more like in the Islamic Golden age. In this age the ideas were more specific, like the discovery of the Arabic numerals, Alcohol, Algebra and naming 2/3 of the stars that we see at night.

At the Foodllab people can experiment with different ways of food-production, whereby mechanization and doing more with less is key. When children have a garden look after they score 15 points higher in the subjects math, engineering and science (As explained by Kimbal Musk).

When The Foodlab gets well known, it has the potential to grow further into the city. An important factor is that there will be no export, unless the area around the Foodlab has an abundance of food. The industrial terrain in the East will undergo change in the next 10-15 years. A lot of car repair shops will disappear, since car companies are going to shift their focus to cars without ownership. It will result in less repair shops, quicker repairs (due to smarter design) and less cars. These places that open up will gave space for the Foodlab to expand. When the City eventually becomes self-sustaining it can export their abundance to other cities to even expand even more. This will have to be through the ways of Corporate Social Responsibility.

This design fuses the idea of Jane Jacobs that cities became big because they exported more than they imported, and the idea of A. Naqvi that cities not countries, are the key to tomorrows economies.



Aquaponics examples

Aquaponics is a great way to grow food sustainable, the right one is my own system. The growth is 4 weeks.

Masterplan 1 to1000

Masterplan 1:1000

Masterplan 1 to 500

Design 1:500


The Voronoi Diagram is used for this design. I was looking for a way to make the appearance of the Foodlab a surprise. The solution for this is was on the terrain all along. I had a lot of soil left when excavating for the parking-lots and (bicycle-)paths. I placed this in front of the Foodlab to create even more of a surprise. For the building I used the same voronoi diagram with the help of Voronax. It creates the optimal geometry between points trough the same proces as bubbles when they are forming.


Sideview Voronoi Forest

Sideview Voronoi Forest

Cross section Food lab

Cross section Voronoi Forest – Foodlab

Planting stamp

Planting stamp Voronoi (Food-)forest

Visual Foodlab

Visual Foodlab

Visual Voronoi Forest

Visual Voronoi Forest

Eldery rest home Autocad Drawings

University assignments

This is a design for a elderly rest home. I choose the colors red and yellow and used them in big groups.

The south border is filled with Pyracantha saphyr rouge ‘Cadrou’ which explodes with red berries. and the Ilex aquifolium ‘Pyramidalis’ & ‘Madame Briot’ follow the Pyrachanta with their red berries.

Instead of choosing red and yellow flowers i went for colored leafs. The Heuchra’s keep their leaf for a long period of time and make a beautiful image and in the winter they are joined with the yellow flowers of the Cornus Mas.

The enterance is filled with Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald Gold’. This plant is not the prettiest when it is used in small groups but a whole area really lightens up the place.

The red autumn leaves of Amelanchier leavis ‘Ballerina’ with the red leaves/twigs of Cornus stolonifera ‘Kelseyi’ shield the parking area, and the white blossom of the Amelanchier makes a clean appearance. This appearance is also seen in the backyard trough the white bark of the Betula utilis ‘Doorenbosch’

The anthracite paving in contrast with these flowers, shurbs and trees creates a modern clean look and the explosion of colors maintains the warm feeling of a cosy garden.

Site plan

1 op 200 Arch E (2)

Section drawing


Detailed Drawing

Arch E Detail



Brick wall with column

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