Concept Development

With ONE.GO Erik treats concept development as more than identifying real estate trends, signaling new locations and market opportunities. After over 15 years working in a multi-disciplinary environment we are convinced that appropriate, innovative and feasible concepts can only be developed with teamwork. ONE.GO structures, prioritizes and synthesizes insights and ideas from all stakeholders to form a coherent concept.

You can’t live in a concept…
And just because of that, we don’t only produce words and reference images in this stage, but will translate your concept into preliminary models, sketches or diagrams that bring the concept to life. Allowing you to communicate what you intend to deliver.

Feasibility Studies

Want to extend the basic area/surface/cost/revenue analysis? Need to know what volume actually fits on this site? Do the proportions work for the proposed usage? Can it be connected to its context? Will it generate sufficient footfall? What are the planning risks? And how does this compare to the competition?

These are some of the questions that can be answered within a feasibility study. Taking the input from the concept development phase and checking it against the actual site or building parameters. Combining both the ‘hard’ and the ‘soft’ data and translating this in easy to communicate diagrams or sketches facilitates the decision making process in the early phases of project (re) development.

Concept Design

Concept Design takes the Development Concept and Feasibility Study a step further. Translating the ambitions from the Concept and the constraints from the Feasibility into a tangible project. Volumetrics, typologies, logistics, circulation etc. combined with  non-spatial parameters such as target group, staging/phasing, planning or stakeholder expectations result in sketches, diagrams, plans, 3d visualisations or reference images.

Final products will be customized to reflect the required level of detail at this phase and for each specific project and process.

Workshop Facilitator in Design Thinking

Empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test.

ONE.GO uses the Design Thinking-method to help multi-disciplinary teams to find practical, creative resolutions of problems and create solutions, with the intent to improved future results. Not only (or maybe specifically not) for designers, a method that structures the concept development process and helps team members to understand and benefit from each other’s perspectives.

Retail Master Planning

We believe that retail master planning is all about connections. Defining the way in which shopping areas connect to the city, how different functions connect to their community, how shops, bars and cafes connect to public spaces and of course how retailers connect to their customers and vice versa.

Focusing on these connections we work on master plans that bring these spaces and people together. From neighbourhood centre to urban street or inner city mall; circulation, permeability, exploration and surprise go hand in hand to create successful shopping environments for customers, retailers and investors.

Design Development and Management

Does the final design still reflect the ambitions defined in the first phase? Does the realised product fully represent the core values of the development concept you promised?

In a complex development process it is easy to get off-track with the design. As multiple architects and designers become involved, the project moves from concept to physical space. This process of translation is often complicated by subjective (design) interpretations of the ambitions and core values defined in the earlier phases.

Our track record proves that conscious design development followed by professional design management not only streamlines this process but also ensures the translation accurately expresses what you originally intended.

Appraisals and second opinions

With many (retail) project restarting after having been on the shelf for years, we are often approached by developers and investors to appraise the original plans. In other cases, a second set of eyes to look over a scheme is requested to optimize and rationalize.

Radical change of direction or careful fine-tuning needed? Having been involved with many different projects in different stages of development ONE.GO is trained to appraise and evaluate your plans quickly and efficiently.