Cees van der Veeken

Partner and co-founder of LOLA landscape architects and senior landscape architect.

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Cees'expertise lies in the field of research and design of regional parks, landscape structures and green public spaces. He published with the LOLA team the bestelling book 'Dutch Dikes' and he is the project leader of various proejcts among which the adidas HQ campus, Brabantstad Tapestry Metropolis and the design for a sportpark near Badhoevedorp, Amsterdam. Cees teaches and lectures at various academies and universities, among the activities as a juror, commissioner and visiting critic. In 2001 he was awarded the Eo Wijersprize and in 2006 Europan 8. In 2013 he received the Rotterdam Maaskant PRize for Young Architects. On the occasion he co-wrote with Peter Veenstra and Eric-Jan Pleijster the monograph on LOLA titled 'Lost landscapes'. In 2014 LOLA received the Topos Landscape Award in Lausanne (CH).

1997/2003 Landscape architecture and planning, specialization landscape architecture Wageningen UR, cum laude, NL
2000/2001 Technical landscape design, University of Copenhagen, DK

Professional experience
2006/- Co-founder and partner LOLA landscape architects, Rotterdam, NL
2004/2006 Landscape architect, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Hague, NL
2003/2004 University professor, Chair Landscape Architecture, Wageningen UR, NL

Professional experience
2014/- Q-team member A9, Badhoevedorp, NL
2014 Topos Landscape Award, Lausanne
2013 Maaskant Prize for Young Architects
2013 Visiting Critic, University of Applied Sciences Munchen
2013/2015 Commmittee member Architecture, Stimuleringsfonds voor Creatieve Industrie Rotterdam
2011/2013 Teacher, Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam
2011/2013 Committee member Stedenbouw, Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur, Rotterdam
2009/2010 Juror Europan 10

Projects (selection)
2015/2017 adidas HQ campus, Herzogenaurach, DE (first prize)
2014/2016 Ertskade park, Amsterdam, NL (first prize, realization)
2014/2016 Lineair park the Green Axis, Badhoevedorp, NL (landscape masterplan)
2014/2016 Sportspark De Veldpost, Badhoevedorp (landscape masterplan)
2013/2015 Brabantstad regional plan, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2014, NL
2011/2013 Landscape centre, National Landscape of Twente, Dinkelland (realized)
2011/2013 Park Spaarnwoudertocht, Haarlemmermeer
2011/2016 Garden of the German-Dutch Embassay, Rabat, MA

Publications (selection)
2014 Dijken van Nederland/Dutch dikes, Nai010-uitgevers, NL
2014 Natuurlijk extremisme, Jaarboek De architect 2014, NL
2013 De kliekjes op de kaart, Bob Witman, Volkskrant
2013 We willen allemaal groen zijn, Tracy Metz, NRC, NL
2013 Lost landscapes, monografie LOLA landscape architects, NL
2012 Iedere stad een eigen highline, Archined
2012 Interview, Scape Magazine
2011 Tegengif voor de stad, NRC handelsblad, NL
2011 Dijkenatlas, eiland IJsselmonde, NL