Mirte van Laarhoven (1986) develops landscape architecture and sculptures with a focus on self-sustaining environments, biotope creation and human experience.
Her work represents a mentality shift in thinking about nature in the Netherlands – from industrial engineering projects and conquering the land to listening and moving along with its natural forces.
Her vision Stromende Kracht encapsulates this transition in design thinking, and received an honorable mention from the jury of the Archiprix 2018, a national competition for best architecture graduation projects.
In 2019 she founded her own practice Living Landscapes, after she gained experience at different landscape architecture and design offices. By starting this practice she could fully commit to her passion; to design living systems. Mirte’s role within a design process shifts between innovative thinker, artistic creator and constructive collaborator.
- 2019 – current: founder, Living Landscapes
- 2018 – current: guest teacher, Academy of Architecture Amsterdam
- 2018 – 2019: landscape architect / senior designer, HOSPER landschap en stedenbouw
- 2015 – 2018: landscape architect / senior designer, OKRA landschapsarchitecten
- 2014 – 2015: landscape designer, FABRICations
- 2013 – 2015: gardener / freelance landscape designer
- 2012 – 2013: intern, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
- 2012 – 2017: Landscape Architecture, Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam. MSc
- 2010 – 2011: Architecture, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, New York.
- 2008 – 2012: Architectural Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. BDes
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