As designers, we like to work in co-creation with users, clients, and other stakeholders. For example, making a neighborhood more sustainable or renovating or creating space for an association.
We organize the co-creation, which means involving the various stakeholders and experts in the process. This offers significant added value to a project.
For Open Kaart, the design process is more than a means to achieve a result. It is a journey, with new values and possibilities to be discovered. A collective effort that brings people closer together.
In our design processes users, residents, clients and other interested parties each have their own role. The best and most sustainable results are achieved by bringing the different stakeholders together properly.
A Few Benefits of Co-creation
The Open Kaart Team
We are a team of inspired architects, designers, and urban planners. We work toward a vibrant living environment which motivates people to collectively take responsibility for it.
Our goal is to find inspiring solutions for spatial design challenges, together with clients and users. We do this by means of the following services:
Creating a plan together. We provide an appropriate process design and the right communication.
From an area development plan to a school renovation: design allows us talk about the impact of other ways of thinking. In design-based research, the possibilities are explored in cooperation with both users and experts.
Spatial and financial choices have impact on operations and a design that strikes the right chord can help generate resources and support. That is why we like to be involved already, even when the precise planning or financing isn’t complete.
How to arrive at a vision by everyone, for everyone? We construct a collective narrative with residents and users. And know how to communicate this is text and image.
Involve design in conversations with residents and users and discover where need and support already exist.
Clarity about the possibilities of an existing building or neighborhood.
We translate ideas into appealing, achievable plans.
Even during construction there is often still space for co-creation. We manage the construction all the way to delivery.
We deliver the results warm, ready for use and management, with an organized set of drawings and professional photos.
Typical Design Questions
We use design as a tool to arrive at results in which everyone can see themselves and be inspired. What are some of the typical questions we solve?