Bouwkunde bedrijvendagen

Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen has some very interesting events coming up. Be sure to check them out!
23 feb – Kick Off (11:30-15:30)
24 feb – Lecture OMA (lunchpauze)
8 maart – Lecture Powerhouse (lunchpauze)
9 maart – 1-on-1 interviews (8:45-12:15) & Career Market (13:00-17:30)
11 maart – Debate (lunchpauze)
14 maart – Cases (13:30-16:30) & Company Dinner (17:30-22:00)

Webinar series Vectorworks

Do you want to get more acquainted with the Vectorworks design software? You are in luck! Currently, there is a free webinar series that will help you expand your skills. You can subscribe for free by clicking the subscription link on this page:


Optimizing public space with parametric design

The consequences of climate change are more frequent and more noticeable nowadays. Heat records are broken, and rain showers are increasingly heavier. Existing public spaces are no longer able to cope with this new reality of peak moments in our weather conditions. Therefore, ignoring this issue is no longer an option! Municipalities in the Netherlands also see this issue by asking us as urban, architectural and landscape designers regularly to combine large-scale maintenance work with a climate-adaptive redevelopment of the public space.

Parametric tool
With this new reality in mind, CB5 in collaboration with Antea Group has developed the ‘Straatmixer’ with the aim of optimizing the climate-adaptive design of public space. This innovative parametric design tool can easily generate various street profiles and test them for a set of climate effects. By entering variables in the design tool, such as the surrounding building measurements, the tree dimensions, and data of an existing & new street profile, a 3D-model is automatically generated. Inputting the street profiles is done with a simple barcode system in which letters represent different materials and numbers represent the street dimensions. All other measurements and parameters which affect the design can also be entered within the interface and will directly be implemented into the 3D model.

Climate effects
The generated 3D-model will simultaneously be used for microclimate simulations which are performed by using nearby weather data. These microclimate simulations will generate extensive data which are useful for analysing various climate effects within the 3D-model. A clear dashboard gives insight into heat stress, water infiltration, proportion of green and the (management) costs of a street profile. In the 3D-model itself, different results are also illustrated by using heatmaps such as the PET (physiological equivalent temperature) and the UTCI (Universal Thermal Climate Index). By using objective data to instantaneously generate and analyse street profiles, the user quickly gains an understanding to optimize towards a more climate-adaptive design of the public space.

Interested in our ‘Straatmixer’? See our movie on the website:

New sponsor: CB5

We are very proud to announce that with the start of 2021, we can add CB5 as our new sponsor to the VIA Urbanism community. CB5 is a design office with two branches in Maastricht and Oosterhout (both NL), working on spatial designs projects ranging in scale from urbanism, landscape and architecture. We are looking forward to a close collaboration and inspiring activities together with CB5. With the following text, CB5 introduces itself to VIA Urbanism and its relatives;

‘’Designing is a passion that you can’t get enough of. In fact, wherever you are, you can see the beauty of landscape, history and architecture in conjunction with everyday life. Architects and designers are at the service of society: They play for the audience and, together, are prepared to perform a beautiful concert, called the City,’’ – (BURO5, 1989)

After more than 30 years this is still the foundation of CB5. Now more than ever.

The designers at CB5 strive for a design that gives meaning. A design that offers spatial quality and maintains a dialogue with its environment. It all starts with a broad analysis of the conditions. Resulting in a strong conceptual thinking and evolving towards a realistic and constructible design.

CB5 works at multiple levels of design. Ranging from architecture to urban design and landscape architecture, but always with close focus on the city and its densification. We believe that collaboration between different design disciplines is the key to creating meaningful and profound designs. For the residents, for everyday life, and for the city.

Examples of some of our interdisciplinary and multi-leveled projects are: Smariuskade, Tilburg (NL), Masterplan Westbank Panama, Panama (PAN), and Masterplan ‘t Eilandje, Antwerp (BE).

Interested in CB5? Follow us on our social media!

Design Scholarship



You put your all into your schoolwork, so why not get rewarded for it?


We’re not just talking about an A on a project, either. The prize for the annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship is up to $10,000 USD, professional recognition, and an addition to your resume that proves your designs are a step above the rest.


Starting on December 1, the Vectorworks Design Scholarship opens for undergraduate and graduate students all over the world in majors related to architecture, landscape architecture and design, entertainment, and interior design fields to submit recent, completed work. You can submit your designs until March 31, 2021, at which point they will go through two rounds of review by our esteemed panel of judges. Judging criteria are as follows:


  • Design
  • Technology
  • Concept & originality
  • Presentation, and
  • Communication of design vision.
  • Sounds pretty easy, right?


All you have to do now is complete the simple application. Give us a quick description of the heart of your individual or group project and attach your work. After that, you can relax until the winners are announced on June 16, 2021.


First-round winners in the Benelux will receive $1,000 USD for tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, you name it — if it’s for school it likely qualifies! Not to mention you’ll also benefit your classmates by winning free Vectorworks design software and training for your faculty.


First-round winners will then be automatically entered into the second round where they may win the grand prize Richard Diehl Award, which is an additional $9,000 USD!


Connect with us on social media using the #FundMyVision & #MadeWithVectorworks hashtags.


Why waste another second?




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Vectorworks 2021

The most powerful and versatile design platform is here! Your free student license of Vectorworks 2021 is now ready for download.

New solutions to work faster and smarter:

  • Stay in the modeling space with tools right at the tip of your mouse.
  • The updates to Vectorworks’ 3D modeling can’t be beaten.
  • The Push/Pull tool now supports additional tools like the Line tool.
  • Faster 3D and 2D display and no delays when navigating in 3D.
  • Up to 5 times faster file loading.
  • Collaborate easily thanks to the new Project Sharing server.
  • And much more.

Vectorworks software helps people transform the world. Whether you’re a student developing designs for a class, an educator teaching design, or an administrator making decisions about licenses and infrastructure, Vectorworks provides a comprehensive and intuitive design experience to help designers realize their visions.


Read more about the new features on

Please check the system requirements on before installing.


Visit the Academic Portal and get your free educational license now!


© Images: Ülemiste Rail Baltic Terminal by 3+1 Architects | Taicang Yuqin Garden by Placemedia Landscape Architects Collaborative and Eiichi Kano | 91e Academy Awards by Korins and Drew Dockser

PEP spring 2021

The registration for PEP spring 2021 is open! Make sure you subscribe on time via this link:

Development-Perspective 2040 Center Eindhoven

PosadMaxwan works on healthy, sustainable and smart cities. We do this by combining research, strategy, design and the implementation of it. We identify current challenges, ask relevant questions and come up with new spatial answers.


Together with the municipality of Eindhoven, PosadMaxwan recently created a Development-Perspective to steer the growth of the center in the right direction and at the same time increase the health, accessibility and quality of life. Between 2020 and 2050, Eindhoven will grow by a quarter of the city in terms of housing and residents. The city has everything it needs to compete with important (European) urban regions in terms of economic competitiveness, vitality and an attractive business climate.


The Development-Perspective formulates an overarching vision and tactical choices for the densification and growth of Eindhoven center. This offers guidance for the future on themes such as climate adaptation, health and mobility. For the Development-Perspective, PosadMaxwan has integrated the existing studies and plans for the enlarged city center, Emmasingelkwadrant and Internationale Knoop XL.


With so many challenges and choices, it is important to create a spatial assessment framework that allows administrators to make decisions in dialogue with residents and stakeholders. That is why PosadMaxwan has also developed a dashboard with which the municipality of Eindhoven can test projects in a 3D GIS environment for their contribution to the overarching vision and ambitions.


Do you also want to work on healthy, sustainable and smart cities? Then apply for an internship via our website!

Inner-city restructuring

On the 30th of September, de Zwarte Hond will discuss the topic of inner-city restructuring which focusses on a diversity of urban challenges like the process of the genesis of the design and the influence of (social) media on the design process.

28th Board