Studio Ilmar Hurkxkens

The work of Ilmar Hurkxkens is verging between landscape architecture, land surveying and land art. His work focuses on revealing material of design in the landscape with field instruments. He studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology, graduating in 2009 with honorable mention for the design of a linear city and sea dike that combines architecture with flood control. He received the Young Researcher Award at the international conference Thinking the Contemporary Landscape in Herrenhausen, Germany in 2013. In 2015 he founded his own firm «Studio Ilmar Hurkxkens» which is currently working on landscape architectural projects in Switzerland, Netherlands and Greece. As a research associate at the Chair of Landscape Architecture of Professor Christophe Girot at the ETH Zurich he is leading the DesignLab and is also active in the Landscape Visualization and Modeling Lab (LVML). Part of his collaborative work is published at, a laboratory centered on the production and deployment of new technologies to create innovative instruments for landscape transformation. For the latest projects, publications and exhibitions please visit his twitter account @ilmarhurkxkens.

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