OKRA is an award-winning design office for landscape architecture and urbanism. Over the last twenty-five years we have focused on the transformation of cities and landscapes for the people who use them. We have extensive experience in defining frameworks for urban development, designing public space, master planning and strategies. We are an international multi-disciplinary team with more than 30 professionals working enthusiastically with partners and clients to create integrated solutions for the healthy cities of the future.

We see the healthy city as a city with a sustainable and resilient environment; a city with communities that are socially connected and engaged, and furthermore a city where the planning and design of the public realm contributes to the mental and physical health of its inhabitants. Core themes such as lively meeting places, climate adaptation and urban ecology play a significant role. The combination of visionary holistic thinking, clear implementation strategies, a strong sense of design and technical knowledge makes OKRA a strong partner in realising this image.

We imagine

We believe that with the understanding of tomorrow, the issues of today can be solved. We build a collective memory through accurate observations of our cities. This knowledge grows every day and is put to use when we develop our vision of the environment in our designs. We imagine, create and innovate. This makes OKRA a visionary partner in the debate on spatial planning, sustainable cities and public domain.

We discover

With our eyes wide open and curious for discovery, we get to the heart of each problem by recognising where opportunities lie. We aim to transform these into a lasting and meaningful environment. Challenge us with a complex problem to solve and we will strive to find the right balance between programmatic pressure, landscape identity and quality of life. Within this tension we create clear concepts that make a project successful.

We build

We use our knowledge and strength in order to bring our vision to reality. We understand current issues in the public domain and how a project can be realised. This translates into realistic designs and an achievable vision. A design is only successful if it has a long-term added value for the public and therefore we design flexible public space that can change with the times. Matching the desire of today and ready for tomorrow’s development.