WLA is proud to welcome OMGEVING as a partner. Our partners enable WLA to continue to publish great landscape architecture projects from around the world. We happy that they have joined us as a partner and thank them for their support.
In every urban or landscape project that it is a part of, OMGEVING not only seeks out the spatial but also the societal value it can add. OMGEVING lets this commitment filter through into its research, design, and its construction work. The design company sustains the human scale of its projects through the principle of cooperative collaboration. Collectivity – in both substantive and process-oriented terms – is a key concept for OMGEVING. Teams that have been carefully composed for each project create a network of strategic alliances, through which disciplines and areas of activity are drawn together according to requirements, both internally and from external parties.
This constant exchange of knowledge gives rise to comprehensive contextual analyses, critical questions, lively discussions, integrated approaches, surprisingly creative and innovative but still feasibly realistic and technically correct solutions, trains of thought based on alternative approaches, personal relationships, a receptive attitude, and intensive dialogue with our public or private clients. Trust is an essential part of such cross-pollination – the ingenious final outcome is never due to a single brain, but to many individuals collaborating. Giving OMGEVING space to flexibly employ scenarios, visions, and interim situations, while it also allows us to disseminate the knowledge we have gained with a degree of wilfulness in public debates.
And so, since 1973 it is not only the projects but the horizontal structure of OMGEVING itself that has been based on dialogue, cooperation, and cross-pollination. Over 45 experienced and dedicated geographers, spatial planners, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and just as many personalities make up our two fields of activity – Landscape architecture and Urbanism. The clear but dynamic structure provides an overview of the wide range of large and small-scale projects that this independent and multidisciplinary design company with offices in Antwerp and Ghent takes on.