Landscape architect Pim Kupers (1986) is dedicated to work on the urgent societal challenges including energy transition, the nitrogen crisis and carbon storage. He is also passionate about technics and applicability in his work, which aids to the realisation of ideas. As a project leader he endeavors to provide sufficient space for clients and cooperation partners to take initiative, but he does not back down from taking the lead when necessary. Pim works towards the end result with enthusiasm and is always open to sharing his knowledge through lectures, articles or by contributing to education.
urgent societal challenges
Pim has acquired a broad experience on the topic of urgent societal challenges during his ten years as landscape architect. This applies to both the national scale - with his contribution to the national climate agreement in 2018 and 2019 or his work on research to nitrogen measures around protected nature areas – and smaller scale, with contributions to the energy transition for several provinces. He developed a spatial framework for the RES of the province of Overijssel and energy building blocks for the province of Fryslân. He also wrote views on energy usage (so-called Energy visions) for various municipalities and worked on the application of several solar parks including a temporary variant that contributes to nature development.
Pim has a lot of knowledge on carbon storage in vegetation. He worked on a study for increasing the capacity of carbon storage in roadsides of motorways by adding vegetation and investigated the spatial impact of carbon storage in the Dutch landscape for the Climate Board ‘Agriculture and Land Use’.
Technics and applicability
Complex technical challenges spark Pim’s enthusiasm and dedication. He can communicate these challenges in a simple but wholesome way and is able to translate measures in reaction to the challenge in a landscape design. He knows exactly where the (im)possibilities are by delving deep into the technical aspects. This is very helpful for the infrastructural design projects he participated in, including the realisation of the new provincial connection N69 between Veldhoven and Valkenswaard. In this project Pim was not only working as a designer but also acted as Manager for Spatial Quality responsible for assuring that the project met a specific degree of spatial quality. He also worked on the elaboration of the highway ViA15 and the ring road of Antwerpen. At present, Pim is mainly active on the project for reinforcing the historical estate dike between the towns of Tiel and Waardenburg.
Pim Kupers (1986) studied landscape architecture at Wageningen University from 2004 to 2011. Part of his study was an exchange at the Leibniz University of Hanover. His graduation focused on climate adaptation strategies for small low-lying islands, extremely vulnerable to sea level rise. Through workshops he has drawn up a "resilient island plan" with the local residents. After completing his studies, he worked as a freelancer for a year, after which he spent five years at IAA Architects where he won the Eo Wijers Prize and worked on several other projects. Pim has been working at H+N+S Landscape Architects since November 2017.
Energie-opwekking in de landschappen van Overijssel
- Sustainable Region
- Energy & Space
Nieuwe Verbinding N69
Climate measures for a liveable landscape
- Energy & Space
Klimaatmaatregelen Leefbaar Landschap
- Energy & Space