Peter Veenstra

Landscape architect and partner in LOLA landscape architects

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Partner and co-founder LOLA Landscape Architects, senior landscape architect.
Peter leads many competition projects and design researches within the company and is active as a guest lecturer. In design projects he strives to turn innovative ideas into simple achievable designs. The designs question the relationship between nature, man and technique. Sensory experiences of light and sound and the sense of orientation are being used to create an experience. Freedom in movement and use is always the starting point, in both metropolitan environments as open nature. Examples are the design for Marstallplatz in Hannover, Naturalispark in Leiden and Star Maze park in Tytsjerk and the installation Composed Nature in Dordrecht and Neerpelt. In 2013 he received the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize for Young Architects. On the occasion he co-wrote with Cees van der Veeken and Eric-Jan Pleijster the monograph on LOLA titled ‘Lost Landscapes’.


Education
1997/2005 Landscape architecture and planning, specialization Landscape architecture, Wageningen University & Research Centre

Professional experience
2016 Definitive design Oude Dokken Gent, BE
2016 Definitive design pedestrian bridge across the Dender, BE
2015 Region-advisor Groningen-Assen
2015 Jury member Europan 2015, NL
2015 Jury member BNA “Building of the Year 2015”
2015 Visiting professor, Academie voor Bouwkunst, Amsterdam
2014 Supervisor Singelpark Leiden
2014 TOPOS landscape award
2014 Chairman Agency commission Nederlandse Vereniging voor Tuin- en Landschapsarchitectuur
2013 Rotterdam Maaskant Prize for Young Architects
2012 I-team, Hof van Midden-Delfland
2011 Speaker Architecture lecture de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
2011 Visiting professor, leerstoelgroep landschapsarchitectuur, Wageningen UR
2010 Member Program council, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Tuin- en Landschapsarchitectuur
2010 Visiting professor, leerstoelgroep stedenbouw, TU Delft,
2008 Visiting Professor, Academy for Architecture, Groningen
2006 Cofounder and partner, Lola Landscape architects, Rotterdam
2004/2005 Independent landscape architect
2003/2004 Landscape designer Veenenbos en Bosch, Arnhem

Projects
2015 Adidas Campus, landscape design, Herzogenaurach(DE)
2015 International Park, park design, The Hague
2015 Ankerpark Leiden, landscape design, Leiden
2015 Hof van Heeckeren Zutphen, garden design, Zutphen
2014 Metropolitan Landscapes Brussels, design research, Brussels (BE)
2014 Sportpark Genk, landscape design, Genk (BE)
2014 Sokolniki Park, design competition, Moscow (RU)
2014 Quarry Park Be’er Sheva Israel, Vision for a desert Park, Be’er Sheva (IL)
2014 Health Park, masterplan public space, Dordrecht
2014 Leeuwenhoekpark, landscape design, Leiden
2013 Maasterrassen Dordrecht, landscape design, Dordrecht
2013 Star Maze, park extension Groot Vijversburg, landscape design, Tytsjerk
2013 Singelpark Leiden, landscape design and design rules, Leiden
2012 Design Schieoevers, Schiedam
2012 Competition Singelpark Full Cirkel, Leiden (1st prize)
2012 Installation, Composed Nature, Neerpelt (BE)
2012 Design-research Ecologisch Energie Netwerk
2011 Competition Kanaalkatalysator, Richtplan Kanaalzone Brussel (BE)
2011 Study Stads- en dorpsranden Drenthe
2010 Competition Marstallplatz, Hannover Inner City 2020+ (1st prize)(DE)
2009 Masterplan Landgoed Groene Kamer, Tilburg

Publications
2014 De Canvasconnectie, Canvas 6 april 2014
2014 Natuurlijk Extremisme, Jaarboek De architect 2014
2014 De Kliekjes op de Kaart, Bob Witman, Volkskrant
2013 We willen allemaal groen zijn, Tracy Metz, NRC
2013 Lost Landscapes, monografie LOLA landscape architects
2012 Interview, Scape Magazine
2011 Iedere Stad Een Eigen High Line, Archined
2011 Tegengif voor de stad, NRC handelsblad
2010 Trains, cars and trees, ISEA2010 RUHR conference proceedings
2009 Gouden Gids van mooi Nederland, Archined
2009 Modder als voorland, Blauwe Kamer magazine
2009 Platform, Architectuur.nl magazine
2009 Hoogspanningsparken, Archined magazine
2008 Stop de Groene verrommeling! Blauwe Kamer magazine

Exhibitions
2012 Composed Nature, Klankenbos, Neerpelt
2012 900 km Nile city, ABR
2008 Tuned City: between sound and space speculation, Wriezener Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2007 Amsterdam Airport City, Virtual Museum Zuidas, Amsterdam

Competition and awards
2015 International Park The Hague (1st prize closed competition)
2015 Adidas World Campus (1st prize closed competition)
2015 Dijken van Nederland/Dutch Dikes, Best Verzorgde Boek 2014
2015 Dijken van Nederland/Dutch Dikes, Yellow Pencil D&AD 2015
2015 Dijken van Nederland/Dutch Dikes: Nomination - Gouden Tulp
2014 Dijken van Nederland /Dutch Dikes DAM Architectural Book Award 2014
2014 TOPOS Landscape Award, Lausanne
2014 Sokolniki Park Moskow, International design competition (3rd prize)
2014 Gallipoli Memorial Turkije, design competition (2nd prize)
2014 TOPOS Landscape Award
2013 Rotterdam Maaskantprijs for Young Architects
2013 United Natures, UN Campus design competition, Bonn, DE (honorable mention)
2012 Singelpark Full Cirkel, Gemeente Leiden (1st prize closed competition)
2012 Ecological Energy Network, NAI Green Architecture Competition (1st prize)
2011 Dwaalster, park extension Groot Vijversburg (1e prijs)
2011 MoMuT, Cultural Complex Tirana, AL (shortlist)
2010 Marstallplatz, Hannover Inner City 2020+, DE (1st prize)
2010 Bright minds, big city,
Universiteitscampus Magdeburg, DE (honorable mention)
2009 Delta Water Award, Van Meer naar Delta, Grevelingen en Volkerak (1st prize)
2009 New York 5, OpenFort400 Amsterdam (1st prize)
2009 Skoolbike, Dordrecht (2nd prize)
2009 Golden Years, toekomstvisie Keijenborg (3e prijs)
2009 Overhoeksche Waard - Eo Wijers prijsvraag, Deltapoort (2e prijs)
2008 Naturalispark, Leiden (1st prize)
2006 Strandpaviljoen, Maak! 2.0, Rotterdam (2nd prize)
2006 Nature is my Neighbour! - Europan 8, (PT) (1st prize)
2006 Frutas Del Mar-XV Quito Pan-American Biennale of Architecture (EC)(2nd)