Bureau B+B: Urbanism and Landscape Architecture
Collective Genius 1977-2010
Published by nai010 publishers.
Text by Marinke Steenhuis, Esther Darley, Noël van Dooren, Lodewijk Wiegersma, Lilli Licka, Lara Voerman.
Established by Riek Bakker and Ank Bleeker in 1977, the Bakker & Bleeker Bureau has functioned as a laboratory for the landscape design and urban planning community. Operating as Bureau B+B since 1990, the office has always taken an interdisciplinary approach, employing not just landscape architects and urban planners but also land development experts, architects and industrial designers. It has served as an incubator for some of the Netherlands' leading creative professionals: Winy Maas, Adriaan Geuze, Michael van Gessel, West 8, Karres en Brands and Rietveld Landscape. This volume presents a generous selection from B+B's 1,500 projects, including the Dutch Pavilion for the World Expo 2000 in Hanover, the Waldpark in Potsdam and the Wollefoppenpark in Rotterdam.