Kollektif is a design studio for landscape architecture and urban design based in Ghent (BE), founded by Björn Bracke and Joke Vande Maele. We consider landscape architecture  and planning 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.

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 prizes with the ‘water garden’ for the SFEER expo (2015), the 'bicycle paradise' for the Ghent floralies (2019), the Europan 16 competition in Raismes (2021) and the Flagey square in Brussels (2021). 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 École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage in Versailles, a position annually awarded to an emerging or already established landscape architect.

Björn Bracke

landscape architect – urban designer (MSc.)
PhD researcher KU Leuven

visiting lecturer ENSP Versailles


Joke Vande Maele

landscape architect – urban designer (MSc.)
lecturer School of Arts, Ghent



Koen Moelants

landscape architect – urban designer (MSc.)
lecturer Erasmus University College, Brussels


Leen Platteau

landscape architect


Natan Van Loon

landscape architect

student urban design and spatial planning


Jome Vandamme

landscape architect stagiair


Kollektif landscape bv
Onderbergen 4D
9000 Gent
btw BE 0774 840 750


+32 494 14 12 01 (Björn)
+32 498 18 76 91 (Joke)

Kollektif landscape is always looking for talent. If you are a driven and passionate landscape or urban designer, please send your CV, portfolio (<10Mb) and motivation letter to info@kollektif.be.

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