What we do

REDscape is a design office for landscape and urbanism. We have a unique approach embodying key values.
• REDscape leads with tangible and inspiring designs that encapsulate a compelling vision.
• REDscape adds value to each project, to fulfill and surpass the expectations of the client.
• REDscape promotes, encourages and manages public interaction as an integral part of the design process.

Public (and private) realm design

The public realm is a vital aspect of the built environment that helps to give a city its identity. A well designed public realm balances the mobility and access needs for all users and contributes to the efficient functioning of a city and its sense of place. Place making and vision is developed in a collaboration with public participation and other disciplines (traffic, planning etc). REDscape is skilled in developing visions for the public realm and bringing these visions to reality. REDscape has developed designs for public realm master plans, several parks and many heritage sites (including UNESCO and national monuments).
• Public realm master plan
• Squares
• Streetscapes
• Furniture design and guidelines
• Park design
• Heritage sites and landscapes
• Demesnes
• Private gardens

Regional design

Regional design deals with the efficient placement of land-use activities, infrastructure, and settlement growth across a larger area of land than an individual city landscape or town. REDscape specializes in the middle scale, where abstract regional design aspirations are transformed into tangible and visible proposals.
• Green strategies for cities
• Regional structure plans
• Planning policy development
• Landscape master plans
• Landscape strategies
• Infrastructure strategies for towns and cities
• Recreation and cycle ways
• Highway design
• Rail, light rail design and traces
• Disturbed landscapes
• Water management
• Urban hydrology
• Flood defenses
• Dike design

Urban design

Urban design is the process of designing and shaping cities, towns and villages. In contrast to architecture, which focuses on the design of individual buildings, urban design deals with the larger scale of groups of buildings, streets and public spaces, whole neighborhoods and districts, and entire cities, with the goal of making urban areas functional, attractive, and sustainable. REDscape has developed a niche in the development of low density residential urban plans where the qualities of the landscape are critical to the success of the project and its experience to future owners. The integration of buildings into sensitive landscapes, e.g.  Woodlands or historically important sites require a high level of specialized design and a commitment to spatial quality.
• Village renewal plans
• Residential urban plans (low density)
• Unique building insertions into sensitive landscapes
• Area structure plans

Spatial supervision

In multi design building projects (architecture, urban or landscape design), the main task of the spatial supervisor is to sustain harmony between designs and enhance the spatial quality. The supervisor sets out the basic vision for an area, building or plan and then evaluates the design proposals by other architects, or designers who form part of a larger design team. The mission is to realism high quality design by instilling commitment to the vision, giving inspirations and introducing design guidelines. As supervisor, the role is collaborative and consultative. The final mandate rests with the client. Patrick Mc Cabe has served as supervisor on a number of public projects including the Visitor’s centre for the Grebbe Line, the public realm master plan for the Harbor Quarter in Deventer.

Research and innovation

Research by design is any kind of spatial inquiry in which design is a substantial part of the research process. REDscape uses this approach to investigate new themes. REDscape allocates an annual budget to research of a relevant topic. If you are a government body, corporation, or private client, we are open to co suggested proposals and co funding. Please contact us via email with your proposals.
• New forms of burial
• Designing ports and public realm
• Landscape for the green chemistry
• Designing dikes with lightly polluted dredge