Olivier Klijn


Olivier Klijn is a landscape designer and graduated as MSc in Landscape Architecture at the Wageningen University (WUR). During his Bachelor's degree, which also comprised Landscape Architecture at the WUR, he took part in a half-year Minor at the technical university in Delft. This Minor (Neighbourhood of the Future - Green Blue Cities) provided him with more extensive knowledge on climate adaptation and landscape design in the urban environment. During his study, he specialised in design for climate adaptation, sustainability and the relation between nature and health.

He concluded his studies with a master thesis that investigated the potential of railway yards to provide cooling for warm urban environments. This research and design required the integration of many related, and often conflicting, aspects (e.g. infrastructure, climate adaptation, nuisance, safety, ecology and sustainability). His interest in the railroad sector stems from his experiences of traveling for over 9000 km with the Trans-Siberian Express where he traversed Russia with.

Olivier's focus

Nature development + Public space

  • De Melksteeg, Amersfoort
  • Margotstelling Formerum, Terschelling
  • Slenk en Natuurkamperen, Hollandse Hout

Water + Regio

  • De Eeuwige Bron, Twente
  • Visieontwikkeling aanpak Droogte, Achterhoek
  • BOVI Wetterskip, Fryslan

He is also a large fan of sports and nature. Aside from his work at H+N+S, he is active as athlete, cyclist and enjoys to hike. He enjoys being in nature and learned from a young age to observe and appreciate the landscape and natural surroundings. As an athlete he participates and trains others in track and field in the disciplines high jump, long jump and pole vault. He has a lot of passion for design projects related to nature, sports and recreation.

Olivier joined H+N+S because the visions and work methods of H+N+S fit well to those of his own.



De Eeuwige Bron

  • Sustainable Region
  • Energy & Space
  • Agriculture