Brainport Eindhoven

2016 – ongoing | Michel Heesen has joined the Quality-team of Brainport Eindhoven, advising on economic development in relation to sustainability, innovation, architecture and landscape design. Brainport Eindhoven is a...

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Smart mobility in Noord-Brabant

2017 – ongoing | Michel Heesen has joined the Quality-team of ‘InnovA58’, advising on sustainability, innovation, architecture and landscape design. The existing highway A58 will be redesigned in order to...

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Flood protection and integrated area development in Limbourg

2013 – ongoing | Michel Heesen has joined the Quality-team of ‘Gebiedsontwikkeling Ooijen-Wanssum’, advising on integral area development, landscape design and nature development. In the floodbed of the river Meuse,...

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Transformation of 19th century building into ultralow-energy family home

2013- ongoing | In cultural heritage district Spijkerkwartier in Arnhem, Michel Heesen is transforming a 19th century building into a 300 sqm ultralow-energy home. The building is heated by low-temperature...

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A12 parallel road with new drawbridge across the river Gouwe

2013 – 2017 | In commission of the province of Zuid-Holland, construction company Heijmans has build a new road connecting the A12 and A20 highway near Gouda. Part of the project...

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Highway A1-A6 Amsterdam-Almere

2012 – ongoing | The existing highways A1 and A6 between Amsterdam and Almere are renovated, extended and partly relocated by SAAone (VolkerWessels, Hochtief, Boskalis, DIF). This 30 year DBFM-contract (Design,...

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Railway bridge across canal and underpassage ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2007-2014 | The existing Zuid-Willemsvaart canal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch was extended with the new, seven kilometres long Maxima-canal. Construction company MNO/Vervat (Boskalis) won the Design & Construct contract for a new...

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Covering highway A9 Schiphol airport – Amsterdam

2014 | Highway A9 between Schiphol airport and Amsterdam, also known as ‘Gaasperdammerweg’, will be covered by a new park. The project includes the reconstruction of highway interchange Holendrecht. During...

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Advisory board of the province Zuid-Holland

2012 – ongoing | The council of the province of South-Holland has appointed Michel Heesen as a member of PAL Zuid-Holland (Provinciale Adviescommissie Leefomgevingskwaliteit). PAL is an independent advisory board on...

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Visiting critic masterclass Landscape Architecture Wageningen University

2013 – On invitation of Adriaan Geuze, Michel Heesen has been visiting critic at the masterclass Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University and Research (WUR).

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Lecture TU Delft

2013 | Michel Heesen has lectured at TU Delft on mobility and landscape design.

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Towards healthy cities with healthy infrastructure

2013 | Why are traffic flow and capacity issues the only reasons for transforming an existing highways? Atelier Rijksbouwmeester commissioned West 8 and Michel Heesen with a research on how...

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European highways: a 25,000 km road trip on the E75 and e50

2007-2012 | In 2009 and 2011 Michel Heesen and cameraman/ photographer Hans Stakelbeek made a 25,000 km road trip on the longest designated routes in Europe: European highways E75 and...

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Supervision of bridges and ship locks Zuid-Willemsvaart ‘s-Hertogenbosch

2007-2013 | The existing Zuid-Willemsvaart canal in ‘s-Hertogenbosch is redirected by means of a new, seven kilometres long canal: the first new canal in 40 years. Part of the project...

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Michel Heesen @ 5th IABR ‘Making City’

2012 | In commission of Mothership and the City of Rotterdam, Michel Heesen has designed an exhibition object on Stadhuisplein as part of the manifestation ZigZagCity. The object shows a...

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Highway A4 Delft-Schiedam: not to be seen, heard or smelled

2011 – ongoing | Construction company A4All (VolkerWessels, Heijmans, Boskalis) is building seven kilometres of new highway through the meadowlands between Delft and Rotterdam. The ambition of this project is...

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Book on the history of landscape design of Dutch highways

2011 | ‘Geheugen van het snelweglandschap’ (Memories on highway landscape design) recovers the original ideas and plans behind the landscape designs of all Dutch highways, based on archives and 33...

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Olympic Main Structure NL

2011 | The Dutch government in charge in 2010 had the ambition of organizing the Olympics of 2028. The Ministry of Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) asked ZJA/One Architecture...

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N329 Road of the future Oss

2011 | Architectural design concept in commission of construction company Heijmans for a zero-energy regional road in the city of Oss using state-of-the-art technology, such as reflecting tarmack, heath-generating tarmack...

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Bicycle freeway with legendary sports heroes

2011 | Michel Heesen has designed a concept for a new dedicated commuter bicycle path between the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen. The names and images of legendary sports heroes...

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