Ton Schaap
born,1952, in Almelo, Netherlands

Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam, graduated 1982, urban design


1974 – 1982
Hpart, urban planning consultants, Assen, Deventer

1983 – present
dRO, city of Amsterdam, city planning department dRO, senior urbanist

2005 – present
Enschede, Netherlands, city urbanist

2003 – present
Chairman supervisory team ‘Hart van Zuid’, urban design and design guide lines for urban renewal of former industrial area Stork company in Hengelo, Netherlands.


2009- present
Design of 2nd phase Amsterdam IJburg in collaboration with Jurgen van der Ploeg, Ronald Rietveld and colleagues from department of urban planning dRO.

2009- present
Design for Museumplein Amsterdam in collaboration with Michael van Gessel and colleagues from the Amsterdam department of urban planning dRO.

Enschede Nieuwstad, design for new inner city neighbourhood adjacent to the city center of Enschede.

The Hague, design for Masterplan International Zone in collaboration with public space designers from the municipality of The Hague.

“Muziek Kwartier”, urban design for public space and adjacent building envelopes in inner city area of Enschede.

‘City of cities’, international competition entry for a new administrative capital for South Korea, a city of 600.000 inhabitants between mountains and a river in central South Korea, in collaboration with colleagues from dRO and Venhoeven CS architects, Amsterdam.

Urban design Overhoeks area, former Shell Laboratories, Amsterdam, high density development for City of Amsterdam and ING Real Estate in collaboration with Jaap van den Bout, Palmbout urban planners.

Hoofddorp, Netherlands, redesign for town centre, in collaboration with Felix Claus.

Amsterdam IJburg: design of public space.

Amsterdam IJburg, Haveneiland, urban design second phase Haveneiland, in collaboration with Felix Claus, Frits van Dongen and dRO.

Amsterdam Central Station Masterplan 2010: extension with busterminal and metro station, car tunnel, car free public IJ quay, , in collaboration with Jan Benthem, Benthem Crouwel Architects;

Start of ‘OR lab’ a platform for debate on topics concerning public space in Amsterdam. Participants include designers working for the city and for the city boroughs.

Amsterdam IJburg, Haveneiland: urban design for first phase of Haveneiland for ‘Consortia IJburg’ (collaborating developers and investors), with architects Felix Claus and Frits van Dongen and Jan Stigter and other colleagues of dRO city planning Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Eastern Harbors, Rietlanden, Houthavens, Zeeburgereiland, urban design schemes and design for the public space.

Amsterdam Eastern Harbors area, Java island, Borneo/Sporenburg, design guidelines, direction of the design process, contributions to the urban design schemes and design of the public space.

Amsterdam Eastern Harbors, KNSM island, contributions to the urban design scheme, selection of architects and design for the public space.

Amsterdam Eastern Harbors Area, Masterplan 1989, with colleagues of the department of urban planning, Masterplan Eastern Harbor Area 1989.

Amsterdam center, urban renewal eastern part of Amsterdam inner city, design of public space Waterlooplein;

extensions of villages and small cities in the northern and eastern part of the Netherlands for Hpart, Assen Deventer;


‘Wibautprijs 1999’ prize for Urban Design, from Amsterdam Art Foundation for urban design on the Amsterdam Waterfront;
Honor award Waterfront Center Washington DC, 1994, for masterplan Eastern Docklands Amsterdam;


Archiprix, Dutch prize for the best student graduation design 2000;
Dutch school design prize 2000;
Europan Great Britain 2007;
Rietveld prijs architectural award city of Utrecht;
Gouden Piramide, Dutch state prize for excellent clients in architecture and urban development;

Teacher at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam;
Lectures in Delft (TU), USA (Minnneapolis, annual conference American Institute of Architects), Italy (Politecnico de Milano), Germany (Technische Hochshule Karlsruhe, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Köln, Hamburg meeting Hamburger Architektenverein), Tokyo, T Probe Gallery, Austria, Graz University, Canada, city of Toronto, Prague faculty of architecture, Moscow, Russian Architects Association;


Eastern Harbour District Amsterdam
architecture and urbanism
NAI publishers
ISBN 90-5662-307-9
010 publishers
ISBN 978-906450-673-4
(english edition)

Building Site Enschede
with photographer Theo Baart.
published by NAI publishers
ISBN 90-5662-589-4
(english edition)

”People who need people” in Urban Reports
published by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
ETH Zuerich and GTA Verlag
ISBN 978-3-85676-228-5