As we speak, Kathryn Gustafson of http://www.gustafson-porter.com is working on a masterplan for the Museumpark. She has been selected by a jury in December 2014. Observatorium and the Urbanisten were also invited to present themselves in competion with 5 internationally renowned offices in the field of landscape architecture and urban planning. The question was to come up with a vision for the future of the Museumpark based on the fact that a new Collection building for the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum would be realized and to transform the streets in the Museumpark into a low-traffic area. The borders of a bigger Museumpark should be streched as far as possible even across the Rochussenstreet. Our team, which also included BeersNielsen from Rotterdam as the light architects, are looking forward to the plans that should become public in February/March 2015
ABOUT KATHRYN GUSTAFSON
As an internationally-acclaimed landscape designer, Kathryn is renowned for creating distinctive sculptural landscapes which engage at a fundamental human level.
One of the founding partners of Gustafson Porter, Kathryn brings a unique ability to define a project's vision. Kathryn's method of modelling in clay enables her to create sensually-pleasing and beguilingly-simple landforms. These strong designs offer solace from the clamour of daily life as well as providing a unifying structure for the multi-layered requirements of the public realm.
Kathryn's work is predominantly civic, institutional, and corporate, including parks, gardens and community spaces. Her award-winning projects include Westergasfabriek Culture Park in Amsterdam, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and Bay East and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Recent projects include Valencia Parque Central, the Novartis Campus in Basel and Marina One in Singapore.