Direction + Destination

Jaap van der Salm

project leader, Landscape Architect

Jaap van der Salm (1985) studied Landscape architecture at Wageningen University and obtained his master’s degree in 2010. His thesis ‘A working landscape for New Orleans’ on storm water management and water as an urban amenity – was published in a limited edition and was nominated for the Archiprix award in 2011. His thesis served as input for the Dutch Dialogues II workshop, an initiative bringing together Dutch and American professionals on complex water challenges. Since 2010 Jaap has worked as a landscape architect for H+N+S. He focuses mainly on large scale water related national and international projects. 

In the above projects Jaap combines solutions for flood safety with ecological, recreational and urban development. He has further developed integrated design skills in a number of international projects, among others, in Turkey and the United States and likes to cooperate in multidisciplinary teams with both Dutch and foreign professionals. Jaap has won several design competitions: ‘New impetus for neighbourhoods from the 70s and 80s in The Hague in 2011 and the redevelopment of the former Polaroid ‘performance factory’ in Enschede in 2013.

In his spare time Jaap can be found sailing on his boat, racing his bike or in the mountains.

Jaap's Focus

flood protection and eco engineering:

One of Jaap’s areas of expertise is flood protection and eco engineering. Examples of projects are Room for the River Waal in Nijmegen, Kampen Bypass, Bolluca River Park and Beykoz Water Plan. The last two projects are both situated in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Integrated and sustainable water resource management:

Furthermore, Jaap focuses on integrated and sustainable water resource management.He gained experience in this field in projects such as Urban Water Plan New Orleans, Rebuild by Design in New York, Quickscan Beykoz and Arnavutköy Strategic Vision in Istanbul.

Multidisciplinary design workshops:

Jaap has further developed interdisciplinary cooperation in multidisciplinary design workshops (Dutch Dialogues, New Orleans, South Florida Resilient Redesign, Miami, Tide Water Norfolk, Virginia).

Jaap's partners

  • Deltares
  • RoyalHaskoningDHV
  • Apex
  • IABR
  • 51N4E
  • IMG Rebel

Jaap's clients

  • IsalaDelta, Kampen
  • I-Lent, Nijmegen
  • Governors Office of Storm Recovery, State of New York
  • Beykoz Municipality, Istanbul
  • Arnavutköy Municipality, Istanbul
  • Internationale Architectuur Biennale Rotterdam

Projects

Project

Gebiedsontwikkeling Ooijen-Wanssum

  • Water & Space
Project

Reisgids klimaatrobuuste beekdalen

  • Water & Space
Project

Ruimte voor de Waal

  • Landscaping
  • Nature development
  • Water & Space
Project

Ruimte voor de Rivier IJsseldelta

  • Infrastructure
  • Nature development
  • Water & Space
Project

Living with the Bay

  • Sustainable Region
  • Nature development
  • Water & Space
Project

Atelier Istanbul

  • Sustainable Region
  • Nature development
  • Water & Space
Project

Quickscan Beykoz Istanbul

  • Sustainable Region
  • Nature development
  • Water & Space
Project

Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan

  • Sustainable Region
  • Water & Space

In de media

News

Shezidao Workshop

By Jaap van der Salm May 23, 2016