MTD Landschapsarchitecten is a design company for the outer space in the broadest sense of the word. The company designs both for the rural as well as the urban areas and undertakes assignments on a high and a low scale level. Initiating and condition-establishing plans are always being sought which are realistic and feasible, both technically as well as financially. The projects include urban assignments such as squares, streets, urban planning of infill and extensions and more landscape-like assignments such as parks, country estates, gardens, industrial landscapes and infrastructural projects.
The commissioning parties are government departments, developers, companies, institutions and private individuals.
MTD is a company with a history. In about 1954, Pieter Buys established himself as an independent landscaping architect in 's-Hertogenbosch. In the initial years in partnership with, among others Hans Warnau and later with Bob van der Vliet known as Buys & Van der Vliet.
In 1998 the company was continued by Frank Meijer, Han Thijssen and Ruud Dubbeld, under the new name of MTD Landschapsarchitecten.
The company is considerably aware of its heritage.
Throughout the years the style of design can be described as being sturdy, clear, Dutch and timeless, in which the overall outline is confirmed by means of carefully elaborated details. Designs that are not only functional but also have a wealth of unexpected usage possibilities. MTD strives towards designs that lead to a flexible, surprising and almost unsuspecting use. Within a clear framework, space has been left for the user. The 'genius loci', the characteristic spatial features of a place, are the reason and form the basis for a design. This gives the designs a strong local identity.
MTD designs for the present, but so too for the future.
The company is composed in an interdisciplinary fashion: urban planning designers, landscaping architects, spatial designers, civil and rural engineering consultants work together in tightly-knit teams. A remarkable method of working within the company, is the close co-operation between designers, technicians and commissioning parties. From the initial stage of sketching, the choice of materials, technical detailing and budgeting, plays an all-important role in the planning process. Thus plans are created, which are geared for the marketplace, and are feasible and realisable.
We try to achieve as a starting point, that there is an unambiguous assignment formulation and a clear, widely supported concept as the final result of the planning process.
MTD considers the future of the company to be clear. The development of a young and dynamic team of independent consultants, educated within the tradition of the company and stubbornly striving towards the spatial quality of our public space.