Bram Vandemoortel

Bram Vandemoortel (° 1991, Bruges) has been a member of Architecture Workroom since 2015, where he is project lead for innovative projects related to open space, landscape, agriculture, water and soil. In this capacity, he did cartographic and design research for the Low Countries 2020–2100 study, he contributed to the manifesto of the Productive Landscape Pilot Projects, he is project lead for the JPI Urban Europe project 'Urbanising in Place' (an international action research project on agroecological urbanism) and is responsible for the 'Food Land' investment program within The Great Transformation. From the outset, Bram has also been one of the driving forces behind the Open Space Platform and its integrated implementation programmes Water+Land+Schap and Landscape Parks. In addition, he has also been involved in 'Water as Leverage' (WaL) from the start, an international initiative of the Dutch Water Envoy to develop operational investment strategies around water through a co-creative design challenge. Bram contributed to the set-up of the initiative, was involved in the 'Setting the Scene' document of the first WaL Challenge in Asia, co-wrote an evaluation with the OECD and RUGroningen, and is currently project leader of similar projects in the Belgian Yser Valley and the Dutch-German-Danish Wadden Sea. Since 2021, Bram is also part-time teaching assistant 'transition issues' within the Architecture & Urban Planning department of Ghent University and has often been a guest supervisor and jury member at the K.U.Leuven (Ghent-Leuven) and UHasselt. 



  • PlanDag-paper ‘Tafels van vermenigvuldiging zorgen voor beweging in de Vlaamse open ruimte’, in collaboration with Griet Celen, Marjolijn Claeys, Joachim Declerck, Hans Leinfelder and Sirka Lüdtke
  • ‘Architecten, ver-bouw het voedsellandschap! Waarom ontwerpers de boer op moeten’, in collaboration with Lene De Vrieze, A+, 2020