The plans of the agency must always be broadly supported. The interaction with decision-makers, local residents, users, entrepreneurs, but also civil service experts and other stakeholders is therefore an essential element at the start of the planning process. These parties have a great deal of local knowledge and expertise available, which is essential for the realization of the plans.
MTD is convinced that formulating starting points for design, making choices and drawing up designs should be organic processes that are widely communicated and presented in an accessible manner. The imagination plays a central and connecting role in this; the agency uses (3D) visuals, models and reference images.
The interaction with decision-makers, local residents, users, entrepreneurs, but also civil service experts and other stakeholders, is an essential element at the start of the planning process
MTD landscape architects stands for transparent communication, which is organized in a careful, informal and inspiring manner. The office has extensive experience in facilitating and boosting participatory communication processes such as design carousels, sketch studios, workshops, information evenings and sounding board evenings, in which parties are actively asked for input. This is how we work on a maximum and widely supported end product.
The social development challenges of the 21st century play a major role within MTD's field of work. Think of sustainable themes such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, water management, (social) health, clean and safe mobility, the energy transition and circular economy. In order to make these themes concrete and discuss them in an accessible way with the stakeholders within the design process, the agency has developed the Sustainable Design Toolkit. On the basis of this toolkit, a broadly supported and integral foundation is laid for a sustainable built environment and public space.
The Sustainable Design Toolkit lays a broadly supported and integral basis for a sustainable built environment and public space.
The Sustainable Design Toolkit maps out the extent to which the client and other stakeholders have identified sustainability within the design assignment and and where there are opportunities to strengthen them. An analysis is made of which sustainable themes require prioritization, given the potential impact and policy. The toolkit then forms the framework within which the sustainability ambitions are translated into the various design phases, physical interventions, management and maintenance.