Frits Palmboom
25 April 2017, 18:15-20:30
Instituut voor Mechanica. Room : C300 00.81 – Auditorium D

Frits Palmboom is a leading Urban Designer in the Netherlands. His Rotterdam based studio Palmbout Urban Landscapes is responsible for the Amsterdam IJburg Masterplan, The Hague Ypenburg, the urban transformation of the Maastricht Belvedere area, the Delft Railway Zone, and many others. Recently the firm designed many projects in Flanders (Antwerp, Harelbeeke, Izegem, Hasselt), and participated in huge US projects like the ‘Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan’ and the New York RBD project ‘Living with the Bay’. He published several books and articles about the interaction between cities and landscapes, like “Rotterdam Verstedelijkt Landschap” (1987) and “Drawing the Ground – Landscape Urbanism Today” (2010). Since 2013 he is professor at the Van Eesteren Chair at Technical University Delft, dedicated to urbanism in relation to delta landscapes.

Instituut voor Mechanica
Celestijnenlaan 300
3001 Heverlee
Room : C300 00.81 – Auditorium D