Charlotte van der Woude Msc

landscape architect


‘Charlotte van de Woude graduated in 2013 at the Utrecht School of the Arts, majoring in Urban design. For her graduation project ‘Het Verloren Landschap’ (The Lost Landscape); a reminiscence of the Hedwige polder, which was recently published in the Blauwe Kamer (8/2013), she sought a set of symbolic and spatial design tools to make the various historical layers in the landscape recognizable and liveable. The project reflects Charlotte's design vision; to her, design is more than merely functionality and aesthetics alone. Culture, history and scenic features of the spatial environment are significant sources of inspiration. In 2014 Charlotte furthered her studies with a landscaping architecture course at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. After her apprenticeship in 2012 and so too during her graduation year, Charlotte continued to work at MTD landschapsarchitecten. Within the agency she's involved in designing on a development level which often comprises a clearly symbolic component and she's most proficient in producing presentations and visualizations. In that sense she's had a significant input in the development plan for Zuiderzeezicht in Zwartsluis, the design for the August Allebéplein in Amsterdam, the development plan for the waterline at Uithoorn, and the city centre of Ermelo.’