Kollektif is a landscape architecture studio based in Ghent (BE), founded by Björn Bracke and Joke Vande Maele.
We consider landscape architecture as a powerful tool to respond to the challenges of our age and enable positive change. We believe in inspirational places where people engage with the natural world to find joy and meaning. We work on both built and unbuilt outputs on different scale levels.
Since 2015 Kollektif developed a diverse portfolio including installations, gardens, parks and landscape strategies. In addition, Björn and Joke can each present over ten years of professional experience in landscape design, planning and urban design. We are engaged in research and education and try to root our work in theory and history in the fields of landscape architecture and urban design.
Kollektif won first prizes with the ‘water garden’ for the SFEER expo (2015) and with the 'bicycle paradise' for the Ghent floralies (2019). In 2019, Kollektif was also selected as one of the promising designers by the Ghent city architect. In 2020 Björn was appointed the EMiLA Fellowship at Ecole nationale supérieure de paysage, a position annually awarded to an emerging or already established landscape architect.
Björn Bracke (°1986)
2008 Bachelor of Architecture, St-Lucas, Ghent
2009 Universidad Polytechnica Valencia (Erasmus)
2010 MSc. Urbanism and Spatial planning, KU Leuven campus St-Lucas, Ghent
2015 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Erasmus Brussels University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Brussels
Ongoing PhD in Architecture, KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture
Scape Studio, New York (2015 - 2016), internship
OMGEVING, Antwerp (2010 – 2015, 2016-2021), project architect - associate
Ecole National Supérieur de Paysage, Versailles (2021-present), EMiLa fellowship – visiting lecturer
University of Leuven, Brussels (2020 – present), doctoral researcher P.PUL, Faculty of Architecture
Kollektif, Ghent (2015 – present), founder
School of Arts, Ghent (2021 – present), visiting lecturer
Joke Vande Maele (°1989)
2010 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, School of Arts, Ghent
2011 Switching program Architecture, KU Leuven campus St-Lucas, Ghent 2014 MSc. Urbanism and Spatial planning, KU Leuven campus St-Lucas, Ghent