He who plants a tree, plants a hope!
LAP Landscape & Urban Design is a young Dutch design studio that was founded by Sander Lap in Rotterdam in 2009 after winning the biannual Archiprix International for best worldwide graduation project and Europan Nijmegen. The studio specialises in interdisciplinary design between landscape and urban design with a strong ecological and robust sustainable identity.
Projects that grow old beautifully and get more lush with the day!
Currently the studio is working on a manifold of Dutch urban design projects, landscape architecture and international multidisciplinary masterplan projects. The 200ha Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven, two high-end luxury private gardens, Utrecht Antoniuskwartier - under construction, the new village centre of Vinkeveen (cooperating with Timpaan BV), Hofstad 4B Houten (BPD - Bouwfonds), the RotterdamRent! and BaRUNdrecht street markings and the Liberty Global / Ziggo Campus in Schiphol-Rijk. These projects are, or are very soon to be, under construction and we are looking forward to experience them off paper.
In 2013 the studio settled itself into the Russian design scene by winning the international design competition for Nikola Lenivets. The project Constellation offered a strategic organisation for the new territories around the art village of Nikolay Pollisky. Later that year the studio won the third prize in the international ZIM-konkurs in Samara with Volga River waterfront masterplan.
The studio is now in frequent collaboration with it’s Russian partner office AM Proektus to participate in high profile Russian competitions, with the first prize in the competition for legendary factory Serp I Molot (Hammer & Sickle) and won 3rd prize in the Krystall City competition in Moscow as the partnerships latest results.
For the International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam LAP completed a research project for the greenification of the Rotterdam city center for a more sustainable city center. Proving that densification can always be equalled with high quality functional green, referred as big city Glamorous Green, to generate more comfortable sustainable cities. The research program resulted in several smaller greenifaction projects with the Apenrots at the Willemsplein as the first realised example to replace unused paving into successful low budget urban gardens making the city greener.