Ilmar hurkxkens



Dr. Ilmar Hurkxkens


Ilmar Hurkxkens was previously an Associated Postdoc researcher at NCCR Digital Fabrication investigating the architectural potential of robotic landscape fabrication. He studied architecture at TUDelft graduating with an honorable mention in 2009. In 2013 he received the Young Researcher Award at the international conference Thinking the Contemporary Landscape in Herrenhausen, Germany. He was previously the coordinator of the DesignLab, research associate, and team member of the Landscape Visualization and Modeling Lab at the Chair of Landscape Architecture of Prof. Christophe Girot. Ilmar completed his PhD in 2020 and was nominated for the ETH Medal for his dissertation "Robotic Landscapes". Since his departure from ETH, he is now a Lecturer at TU Delft, and works as Head of Geographic Design at Boskalis.

Work Topic

Ilmar Hurkxkens explores the the form and processes of natural granular materials using advanced landscape surveying, modelling, and fabrication techniques. His research is focused on developing the architectural potentials for on-site robotic construction by developing computational terrain modeling tools and dynamic design methodologies.

Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication

Alumni: Postdoctoral Researcher

Current position

Head - Geographic Design, Boskalis

NCCR publications