Laurens van der Wal


I study metropolises in Amsterdam, live in Rotterdam and work all over the place. I focus on sustainability within urbanism, architecture and design. Welcome to my website!


To be more concrete, currently I am doing the final year of a two year master track at AMS Institute in Amsterdam. The master is called MADE: Metropolitan Analysis, Design & Engineering. This master track is the result of a collaboration between AMS Institute and its partner universities TU Delft and Wageningen University & Research. MSc MADE focuses on our cities and metropolitan regions, which face the challenges of sustainability and quality of life in a fast urbanizing world.


Besides that I also work on sustainable architecture & design projects with my design firm Walden, a design and development agency for sustainable architecture and urbanism. Our origin lies in a passion for daring architecture however we believe in an integral approach that increases our happiness and decreases our ecological footprint. Therefore, we do not only design architecture, but we also initiate our own projects and research to advance the built environment.