Putting our ideas into practice

The Walas approach allows us to implement models that don’t work in traditional developments. This creates opportunities for strong returns with less investment upfront, while improving the socio-economic, environmental and financial performance of projects. We love old buildings and respect their history and DNA to build communities where people want to live, work and play. Explore some of our project highlights here.

We create vital cities and urban areas.
We believe that cities start with people, not buildings.
We see the promise of worn down urban areas.
We bring them back to life. We love empty factories and old buildings.
We believe in their strength and the meaning of their sounds.
We know that people like to experience these places, and come to know their souls.
We know how to turn old buildings in to fantastic places for people to live, work, recreate and challenge their creativity.
We are convinced that, with the new users and inhabitants, the colourful world of urban activities creates a platform for sustainable and vital cities:
socially, economically, culturally and ecologically powerful.

– Gerben van Straaten