Buro Lubbers is a design studio for landscape architecture, urban development and the design of public space. Since 1993 the studio has been designing projects at all scale levels, for both private and public commissioners. The studio’s projects are characterised by a multi-disciplinary approach, innovative expertise, sharp analysis, a sturdy and poetic expression and a critical eye for detail. An enthusiastic team takes care of a total product, from research to preservation.
Analysis, concept, design and expertise. These are the instruments to master the landscape and urban assignments, from the early beginning to the final detail, from urban to planting plan. In the phase of analysis each new assignment is reduced to its essentials. What exactly is the question of the commissioner? What is the heart of the matter? Then the assignment is approached in relation to its environment: the genius loci. At all scale levels the specific qualities of a place are carefully mapped and analysed from a multidisciplinary point of view. Threats and weaknesses are transformed into opportunities and strengths. The results of this integrating and contextualising strategy are surprising concepts which in their seemingly simplicity create a clear and firm identity. Subsequently, the design is based on a coherent and strong environ-mental framework, which leaves room for effortless adaptations in time. The studio aspires a green image. Whether it is a landscape or urban assignment, the green structure always is the basis of the plan. Furthermore, at every stage of the design process attention is given to details, control aspects and the use of materials. Practical realisation and sustainability are always the main subject.
Buro Lubbers realises a wide scheme of projects. Many different clients, like developers, city councils and other institutions, as well as housing corporations, agencies and private clients repeatedly provide new challenges. These challenges vary from urban development to (re-)designing public space and industrial areas; from planning to designing parks and squares; from regional and master plans of landscapes to developing industrial sites and pre- and after-war suburbs; from vegetation plans to small scale architecture. Besides the studio participates in design competitions and undertakes research.
Buro Lubbers is housed in the centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, centrally located in the Netherlands. The multidisciplinary studio consists of an enthusiastic group of about 26 people: landscape-architects, urban developers, architects, technical designers, artists and graphic designers. These professionals have a thorough command to proceed from assignment to realisation: research, design, visualisation, presentation, technical work out, supervision, calculation and management. A constructive dialogue between the designers, the commissioner and other parties is continually in the centre.
Preferably a team consists of at least two persons from different disciplines. One of these persons functions as a project manager and a contact for the client. Because of the versatility of the commissions Buro Lubbers is highly experienced in collaborating with external partners such as architects, urban developers and advisors on sub-sectors. In this framework the studio increasingly fulfils the role of supervisor that directs the totality of the plan from urban development to housing and the design of public space.