For us, data is the key to an integrated design method, and an engine for change. It helps us to create a better understanding of spatial issues so we can unravel the tangle of spatial rights and interests. This enables us to find innovative solutions for complex situations.

PosadMaxwan uses research and data tools including a GIS (Geographic Information System), digital twins, online dashboards and 3D modelling techniques. We link technological and social developments to spatial challenges. This helps us to understand even better how neighbourhoods function and what mobility will look like in the future. We make optimum use of available knowledge and generate new knowledge to find the most sustainable and practical solutions.

“We link technological and social developments to spatial challenges.”

GIS as a supertool

Data are the key to an integrated design approach. We’re developing a GIS (Geographic Information System) supertool to help provide fast insight into causes and consequences in design processes and strategy formation. We’d be happy to explain how it can help meet your needs.

Space for the energy transition

Long before it became an urgent topic, we realised the relationship between energy and space was not being sufficiently thought through in Dutch planning. PosadMaxwan did pioneering work in various directions to determine how this aspect could be brought to the fore. Having set up the subsidiary Generation.Energy, we are working with them to help facilitate the energy transition. 

To Generation.Energy

Social innovation

The “Social Retail Corporation” tackles crime such as money laundering on Rotterdam’s Beijerlandselaan in a positive way. Businesses that actively work to make the street more pleasant and attractive will benefit from lower rents; those who do the opposite will incur rent rises. PosadMaxwan and Gentlemen A.R.T. conceived and realised this innovative solution, which will help to boost Beijerlandselaan socially and spatially.

Smart mobility: an engine of change

In the decades to come, the mobility system will change substantially under the influence of new technology. There are more and more possibilities in the areas of smart vehicles, roads and resource-sharing platforms and the application of new fuels. And these are becoming accessible to an increasingly broad public. For cities and regions, the situation presents great opportunities for improving the mobility system, but it can also have major spatial consequences. Determining the spatial effects that will arise with the advent of smart mobility is an important area of research for PosadMaxwan. 

Anamorphose Revisited


Building a smart city begins with smart images. Anamorphosis is a way of creating an image so that viewers can see it undistorted only from one particular angle. In a study on the possibilities of 3D anamorphosis, PosadMaxwan designed a series of murals for the Westerschelde Tunnel. Unsuspecting drivers would briefly see the images in the correct proportions before they were distorted back into unrecognisability. See for yourself.


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