People need space to grow

People want to grow. Individually and as a group. That is why they need space: private, collective and public space. Building more houses is an important necessity/requirement; Urban design can contribute valuably to collective emancipation.

Urban design can shape the way people live

Urban design can add to the emancipation of the collective. The way we shape their environment has a fundamental impact on the way people shape society. Meaningful places contribute to safety, comfort, health, and friendship.

We want to win the world

Urban design is a holistic discipline where architecture, landscaping and urban planning merge with each other. We develop spaces that combine nature and city to form a completely new landscape for actual people.

Because we want the world to win

The ability of mankind to adapt to changing circumstances is second to none. The transition ahead can be positive proof of this characteristic. Sustainability can only be sustainable if it is available to everyone. That is why we want to win the world: because we want the world to win.



Door ons perspectief op urban design worden we steeds eerder betrokken in ambitieuze gebiedsontwikkelingen. Dit vraagt samen met de groeiende complexiteit in opgaven om heldere principes en methodes. Methodes om onze ontwerpen te kunnen onderbouwen, verduidelijken, verfijnen en nog beter te kunnen implementeren. Deze methoden worden ontwikkeld doordat ontwerpers bij ECHO de ervaring in de praktijk combineren met docentschap op de TU Delft. Met onze ontwerpmethoden verbeelden en beschrijven we hoe daadwerkelijk te ontwerpen vanuit handelingen, attitude, iteratie en het stimuleren van vindingrijkheid.


Our designers take time to expand their knowledge on trending themes and turn these new insights into practicable urban design principles.

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