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Jasper Nillessen

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About me Skills •

Adobe Photoshop

Dutch

(mother tongue)

Adobe Illustrator

English (fluent)

Adobe InDesign

German (moderate)

AutoCAD

Microstation

Teamwork

Google SketchUp

Initiative

ArcGIS

Flexible

Vue (rendering)

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Workshop Strofylia, Greece

Workshop Lugo, Spain

Microsoft PowerPoint

Participant

Participant

Climate change adaptation

Urban agriculture

1 week

1 week

EMAIL jaspernillessen@gmail.com PHONE +31 6 11445288 LINKEDIN Jasper Nillessen

2008

I am a recent graduate holding a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture. After graduation I worked at OKRA landschapsarchitecten where I worked on a large scale competition in Dubai. After that I worked as a junior landscape designer and visualiser at the municipality of Ede in The Netherlands. I recently quit this job to take Spanish classes in Nicaragua and travel through Latin America. Over the past years I’ve worked on various types of projects worldwide and I gained experience in different aspects in the field of

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Garden and landscape design

Minor: Spatial planning

Major: Landscape architecture

landscape architecture. What fascinates me is a place’s history. I enjoy research to this important aspect of the ‘genius loci’ and implement it into designs. A great experience was my journey to Australia, where I did one of my internships and travelled along the east-coast. During this period I developed a lot as a person as well as a designer. 2


‘‘Jasper showed thoughtful and well considered approaches to his work which were underpinned by his high standard of graphic, artistic and technical abilities. He also exhibited a mature and cheerful demeanour positively contributing to the social ambiance of the office.’’

‘‘Jasper worked in a large project team with a tight deadline for a competition in Dubai (details are still confidential). He is well focused to produce the right product for the client and to his role

‘‘As a recent graduate, Jasper became an investigative designer. He knows how to uses his graphic skills as a design tool. He is a real visualiser. A pleasant, hard working, communicative colleague, who will not stop until he is satisfied about the end result.’’

and responsibilities within our office. He has demonstrated good professional skills.’’

Scott Ibbotson Associate Director Turf Design Studio

Ir. Boudewijn Almekinders Director & landscape architect OKRA Landschapsarchitecten

Claire Nouwen Landscape consultant Ede city council

OKRA Landschapsarchitecten, The Netherlands

Ede city council, The Netherlands

Technical designer

Junior landscpae designer & visualiser

Full-time employee (project-based)

Full-time employee

1 month

9 months

2015

Royal HaskoningDHV, The Netherlands

Turf Design Studio Sydney, Australia

Spanish School Xpress Granada, Nicaragua

Landscape designer

Landscape designer

Student

Internship

Internship

(September 2015)

6 months

3 months

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Projects Ede city council 1 Kazerneterreinen 6 1.1 Shared space design

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1.2 Urban design & street-scape 12 1.2 Urban design 14

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences 2 Tilburg 16 Regeneration industrial area 3 Research 26 River zones near small villages 4

Leek-Terheijl

Leek Terheijl 28 Landscape design and urban design

Internship Turf Design Studio, Sydney

5 Majors Bay 30 Public domain 6

Sydney Olympic Park 32 Construction documentation

Ede

Extracurricular 7

Workshop Greece 34 Climate adaptation

Graphic design 8

Ouagadougou 36 Royal HaskoningDHV

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Parklaan 38 Ede city council

Tilburg


Strofylia

Ouagadougou

Sydney


1. Ede Projects within the ‘‘kazerneterreinen’’ ORGANISATION EMPLOYMENT PROJECTS

Ede city council Full-time junior landscape designer & visualiser

Urban design & street-scape

1.1 Shared space design 1.2 Urban design 1.3 Urban design & street-scape

Urban design Urban design

Shared space design

The ‘‘kazerneterreinen’’ is a 106 hectare large former military base (1904 - 2011). It is located on the edge of the city of Ede, adjacent to national park ‘‘De hoge veluwe’’. The area is currently being transformed into a mixture of new neighborhoods and parks, connected by new infrastructure. Monumental buildings are being redeveloped in which a variety of functions will be combined. I have worked on several projects within the ‘‘kazerneterreinen’’ which were in different phases, varying from sketching to the sale of properties. For these projects I worked closely with other landscape architects, urban designers, planners, brokers, civil engineers, marketers and legal advisors. 1906. One of the many monumental buildings on the ‘‘Kazernetereinen’’. These buildings will be turned into apartments. The adjacent area will be transformed into a shared space.

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1. 1 Shared space design ASSIGNMENT PHASE KEY THEMES

Shared space design Preliminary Cultural heritage Mixed-use development Grading Materials

TASKS

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The shared space was a project in which I was given a lot of freedom to design on my own and arrange meetings. During the design process I sketched different possibilities accompanied by reference images. I gathered all materials and discussed them with colleagues, resulting in new ideas and decisions could be made. Existing elements, like monumental buildings and (monumental) trees, played a major role in the design and the further elaboration. Trees are captured in green places, different locations and heights of the existing trees create a divers space. The pattern is continued through the entire space and flips sides half way. Cars can access the shared space from both sides, but both are one direction. Parking places are placed backwards to maintain sight towards the monumental buildings. A plaza like, car free area, with planters combined with benches, is created in the centre. New and old buildings, adjacent to the shared space, will have a variety of functions, like: offices, dwellings, apartments, short-stay living, a bed & breakfast, a kindergarten and a social shelter. First sketch central area.

Variety study.

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The oblong shaped former stables, north of the shared space, are placed on a ‘‘pedestal’’ to extract them from the space and give them more allure. The same pedestal is used to separate private from public.


Native prairie plants

Baked brick red 200x70x80 mm (L x W x H)

Timber bench 500x70x120 mm (L x W x H)

Native solitary tree

Concrete planter anthracite elements: 2000x500x450 (L x W x H)

Lawn

Steel edging anthracite 3 mm thick

Native solitary tree

Baked brick red (dark tone) 200x70x80 mm (L x W x H)

Concrete kerb anthracite 1000x400x200 mm (L x W x H)

Native prairie plants

Existing tree

Timber bench 500x70x120 mm (L x W x H)

Steel planter anthracite 3 mm thick

Lawn

Steel edging anthracite 3 mm thick

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Section, heights and grading explained.

Stable entrance variety study.

The area between the former stables will be paved in the same backed red bricks as it is now. The shared space will be paved in a slightly different tone. Both will be paved in perpendicular herringbone, for a stable foundation to drive over. The parking places will be paved in a darker tone, street pattern. Existing trees, with different heights, are placed in anthracite coloured steel planters contrasting with the red bricks. Planters higher than 45 cm will have an occasional timber bench. The central plaza area consists out of anthracite coloured concrete planters with timber benches, both inviting to sit, lay or play on. Native prairie plants will create an attractive image, year round and link to the vegetation of the adjacent national park ‘‘De hoge veluwe’’. The design was still preliminary, so further elaboration will be made.

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1. 2 Urban design & street-scape ASSIGNMENT PHASE KEY THEMES

Urban design & street-scape Preliminary Underground infrastructure Allocatable land Forest living

TASKS

Draw plots and houses Draw sections Create 3D model Tree structure in public space Sight is directed towards the trees by placing them in the outer lane.

Dwellings A mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses.

Design The forest like ambiance of the adjacent national park ‘‘De hoge veluwe’’ is created inside the new neighbourhood.

Design structure The urban structure is based on landscape lines extending from the national park. 12


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1. 3 Urban design ASSIGNMENT PHASE KEY THEMES

Urban design Final Building rules and regulations Implementing existing trees Property selling

TASKS

Building rules and regulations are summarized in ‘‘plot passports’’. These passports are a guideline for new homeowners, to show what is possible on the plot they wish to buy. The passports have been used at an open day where potential homeowners could sign up for a property. Because of the location near a forest and several existing trees on the plots, potential buyers could ask for a shadow study, which I then made in SketchUp.

Draw plots and houses Create ‘‘plot passports’’ Create shadow studies Graphic design

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Shadow studies

Kavel 11 met bouwvlak

KAVELPASPOORT

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29.5 m

10 m

Sysselts Kwartier Kazerneterreinen Ede Kavel 11

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13 m

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Kavel

Luchtfoto 2009

Bouwvlak en minimale afstand tot de erfgrens

Informatie

Maximale goothoogte: 7 meter Maximale bouwhoogte hoofdgebouw: 11 meter Max. goothoogte aan- en uitbouwen en bijgebouwen: 3 meter Max. bouwhoogte aan- en uitbouwen en bijgebouwen: 5 meter

Wil je op deze kavel je woning (laten) bouwen? Of wil je eerst meer weten over de kavels, het gebied en de plannen van de gemeente? Laat je informeren door ons verkoopteam, zij helpen je graag verder. Maak een afspraak met ze via Hoom makelaars op (0318)- 655 550 of via vrijekavels@ede.nl. Kijk eens op www.veluwsepoort.nl, daar staat alle actuele informatie over de kavels en zie je in één oogopslag of jouw droomkavel nog beschikbaar is.

Ruimtelijke kwaliteit Hoofdgebouw: Bij voorkeur met kap Parkeren: Minimaal 2 opstelplaatsen op eigen erf. De opening in de erfafscheiding mag niet breder dan 3m zijn. Boomaanplant op de kavel: Op deze kavel staan twee bestaande bomen. De keuze om nieuwe bomen aan te planten is op deze kavel vrij. Erfafscheiding: Passend bij de natuurlijke uitstraling (bijv. een haag)

Om de bossfeer in het woongebied te ondersteunen krijgen de nieuwe bewoners één of meer bomen aangeboden van de gemeente Ede om aan te planten op de kavel. Dit draagt bij aan een mooie overgang tussen het woongebied en het beschermde bosgebied. De bewoners kunnen kiezen uit diverse gebiedseigen boomsoorten.

Bestemmingsplan & Beeldkwaliteitsplan

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• Plankaart Bestemmingsplan Kazerneterreinen Ede • Planregels Bestemmingsplan Kazerneterreinen Ede • Beeldkwaliteitsplan Kazerneterreinen Ede (zie p. 88)

OPPERVLAKTE

857 m2 (circa)

KOOPSOM

€ 472.500,- (v.o.n.)

12 m

Regels voor het bouwen

De Veluwse Poort, aan de oostkant van Ede, grenst niet alleen aan de prachtige Veluwe, het gebied is van zichzelf al bijzonder mooi. Grote, oude bomen maken dat de nieuwe woningen in een groene omgeving staan. De hoogteverschillen in het gebied versterken dat gevoel. Een prachtig gebied om te wonen. Of om te wandelen, fietsen en paardrijden. In het geval van de kavels in het Sysselts Kwartier is de Veluwe letterlijk je achtertuin. Het bos bepaalt de sfeer van het Sysselts Kwartier, bestaande uit een beperkt aantal luxe, goed gesitueerde kavels.

VRIJSTAAND

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Indicatieve locatie nieuw aan te planten boom

Indicatieve locatie woning

Bestaande boom

Veluwse Poort - Sysselts Kwartier

TYPE WONING

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Shadow on June 21 Shadow on April 21 Sun

Max. bouwhoogte

Max. bouwhoogte

Max. goothoogte 5 m.

11 m. Max. goothoogte 7 m. 3 m.

3 m. Max. breedte

Disclaimer De informatie in dit kavelpaspoort is met zorg samengesteld en geeft een impressie van de mogelijkheden. Het betreft een selectie van de (rand)voorwaarden. U kunt aan dit kavelpaspoort dan ook geen rechten ontlenen.

Open day.

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2. Tilburg Regeneration industrial area ORGANISATION OCCUPATION COLLEGE YEAR

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences Student 4th

PROJECT

Graduation

WORK

Individually

ASSIGNMENT KEY THEMES

Regeneration industrial area Economic crisis Design through scales

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The ‘‘Canal Zone’’ is the oldest industrial site in the city of Tilburg. The area is approximately 100 ha large and consists out of 250 companies, dwellings and sport facilities. Its location is relatively near to the city centre. The area is unique because of its position along a canal, which makes this the only site in the city with the presence of water. The municipality of Tilburg created a vision for the ‘‘Canal Zone’’ in 2005. They described how they would like to see it being transformed into a residential and commercial area. Besides that, they want the site to be integrated in the city, exploit its potentials and stop its impoverishment. Due to the current economic crisis, a large scale transformation is not feasible. The assignment was to create a plan, in accordance with the city’s vision, with the knowledge of having less money.

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The city’s historical structure forms the city’s ‘‘backbone’’. This structure tells the story of the first phase of the city’s organic growth. Nowadays it consists out of roads and parks. The triangular shaped parks are former communities which are connected by ribbon villages. This structure is used as a tool throughout the design. Analysis at the project area scale level shows the environmental impact categories. Every company in The Netherlands falls into a certain category, the higher the environmental impact, the higher the category. Each category is accompanied with distances to new housing. They are based on the factors dust, noise and smell and vary from 0 to 200 meters.

Category 1

Size comparison of historical parks. The characteristic shape is used as a design tool. Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

Large scale analysis: Remains of historical ribbon villages and communities still form the city’s ‘‘backbone’’. The structure is used as a tool throughout the design.

Environmental impact analysis. There is no new housing possible in the current situation.

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The concepts connection and unity form the base for the master plan. The concept connection extracts the site from its isolated position; the concept unity creates order in the current chaos. Restoring lanes along the historical roads will re-connect the, by the canal separated, city parts. The historical roads can be distinguished into 2 types (by the municipality’s vision): ‘’residential roads’’ and ‘’commercial roads’’. Adjacent to these types of roads, zones will be created: ‘’residential zones’’ and ‘’commercial zones’’. Several design principles have been used to create the master plan. To reach the site’s full potential new buildings near the water will be orientated towards the canal. Public spaces will create axes connecting new neighborhoods to the canal. Buildings at the south side will form a reflection with the houses at the opposite side of the road to create a sense of unity. Industrial heritage will be preserved. Triangular shaped parks, characteristic for the area, will be created at the crossing of historical roads and industrial heritage. Eventually an ecological bank will ‘‘stitch’’ every part of the plan together.

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Concept unity.

100 200 300 400 500 m New housing

Existing ribbon housing

Regenerated industrial heritage

New lane

Park

connecting axes

New ribbon housing

Orientation new housing

Existing or new company

Existing lane

Ecological bank

Route along the canal


The design will come into existence in a strategic way. The current process of companies leaving the area (because of its location or due to the economic crisis) will proceed. As soon as one company leaves the area, their environmental impact based distance to new housing will not be applicable anymore. When this happens, people can start building their houses outside these distances. The image below shows these distances. The phases shown are hypothetical and show what could happen when a certain company leaves the area.

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The design through phases.

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Future homeowners will buy a plot directly from its current owner and build their own houses or create a community. This way one will save money and despite the economic crisis, development is stimulated. New inhabitants can design the public space according to their own specific demands. Cars will be parked behind the houses, so streets will be car-free.

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A shared space in combination with a wooden path and stairs along the water increase the relation with the canal. The existing lane and benches combined with planters dived the area in several spaces.

The existing bridge and the new lookout define the shared space.

Hand sketch: Traffic is diverted to create a shared space along the water.

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A triangular shaped park with industrial edges forms the transition between the new neighbourhood and the redeveloped industrial heritage.

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An ecological bank creates nature in the middle of the city and ‘‘stitches’’ every part of the plan together. Long axes going all the way to the water connect the different neighbourhoods with the canal and strengthen their relation.

Location map of the ecological bank.

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3. Research Riverfronts near small villages ORGANISATION OCCUPATION COLLEGE YEAR

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences Student 4th

PROJECT

Graduation

WORK

Collectively

ASSIGNMENT KEY THEMES

Scientifc research Waterfront Design tools

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morphology scale structure consistency urban density visibility patterns composition

physical setting

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SPATIAL QUALITY

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functional setting

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accessibility routing social space functions temporary activities

Analysis meaning setting, symbolism.

meaning setting

- symbolism - sensory perception - mystical

Spatial quality scheme, used as a foundation for this research. Analysis functional setting, accessibility.

Analysis physical setting, visibility. (Gordon Cullen methodology)

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Spatial structure

gelijding zicht naar de rivier

tijdelijke waterkering

knallende overgang

Functions

platau achter dijk

zichten tussen bebouwing

Accessibility

! Design tool visibility, temporary partition. Structuring elements

Vista’s over river

The objective of this research was to gain experience in the process of scientific

We visited 4 areas in total, from which we analyzed the spatial quality items;

research in a very short space of time of 1.5 months. There were 3 of us in this

physical setting, functional setting and meaning setting. The outcome of

research group and we chose to study riverfronts near small villages in The

the research was that the relation between a small village and the riverfront

Netherlands, as these are places of a lot of unused potential. The aim of the

is mainly made out of aspects that contribute to visibility and accessibility.

study was to investigate which aspects contribute to the relation of a small

Besides that, a wide range of aspects contribute to this relation. We translated

village and the riverfront and what design principles strengthen this relation.

these aspects into design principles accompanied by edited photos. These

Studying literature led us to a theory about the ‘Genius Loci’ made by John

principles can now be used as reference when designing waterfronts.

Montgomery. We adapted this theory to our research objective by using landscape architecture theory from Matthew Carmona’s book ‘‘Public Places - Urban History

Spaces’’. We made a scheme and used it as a foundation for our research. Within the research, different methodologies were used to analyze different aspects of the theory, at a structural scale and a detailed scale.

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onverstoort zicht


4. Leek - Terheijl Landscape design and urban design ORGANISATION OCCUPATION COLLEGE YEAR PROJECT WORK ASSIGNMENT KEY THEMES

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences Student 3th Landscape design and urban design Collectively Upgrade neglected city centre Landscape design Urban design

Concept drawing.

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Dwellings

Infrastructure

Greenstructure

Water system

We worked within a group on the Leek - Terheijl project, an international

the former plot structure and will be used for high quality residences with

assignment that consisted of landscape design and urban design. The master

each residence having a view over the water. Water fluctuation in this area will

plan was made in collaboration with students from different European

give a varied view throughout the year. To the east side of the recreational

countries, with backgrounds in landscape architecture and urban design. The

area, there is a dryer landscape. To meet demands of housing, a ribbon

main goal was to upgrade a neglected city centre. We used an old fortress that

village, characteristic for this area, is created along and old historical road. The

had long disappeared over time as a design tool. Inside this fortress there will

houses are located on the higher ground and therefore have a view over the

be a plaza surrounded by shops, restaurants and residences, all with a view to

recreational area. Old farmyards are transformed into modern communities

the surrounding area. In the former wet agricultural area, the top layer will be

consisting of houses and for example, offices. The space in between will be a

removed and space will be retained for water storage. Inside this area, islands

public area, to create a sense of solidarity.

are created using sand from the surrounding area. Their shapes are based on

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The design

Design layers.


5. Majors Bay Public domain ORGANISATION

Turf Design Studio

One of the assignments I worked on during my internship at Turf Design Studio

EMPLOYMENT

Landscape architecture internship

in Sydney Australia was a public domain waterfront project. My task was to

COLLEGE YEAR

4th

create sections and think about plant species. This was a great exercise to

PROJECT WORK ASSIGNMENT KEY THEMES

Public domain Collectively Create sections

become familiar with Australian native plants and design with them. Different Eucalyptus species were used as well as for example Jacarandas. The design consists out of several planters. Different types of native grasses were used for these planters. I made sections for every type of road and for all public spaces.

Planting Waterfront

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6. Sydney Olympic Park Construction documentation ORGANISATION

Turf Design Studio

EMPLOYMENT

Landscape architecture internship

COLLEGE YEAR

4th

PROJECT WORK ASSIGNMENT KEY THEMES

Public domain design Collectively Construction documentation Planting

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I worked on a public domain project adjacent to the Sydney Olympic park, located on a former brick manufacturing site. My task was to make a construction document with technical details, mainly concerning planting. Working on this project improved my AutoCAD skills and thought me about the Australian way of working. I also improved my knowledge of Australian native planting and my professional English concerning the construction of projects.

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7. Workshop Strofylia, Greece Climate change adaptation ORGANISATIONS

Current situation

Problems

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences F:ACTS!

OCCUPATION COLLEGE YEAR PROJECT WORK ASSIGNMENT KEY THEMES

Workshop participant 3th International multidisciplinary workshop Collectively Studying climate change adaptation options Climate change Tourism

Wetlands in Strofylia.

Illegal waste dump.

Forest fires.

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The Workshop in Strofylia, Greece was part of the F:ACTS! project. F:ACTS! focuses on climate-change sensitive areas throughout Europe. Within F: ACTS! different pilot projects were organized, I attended one of them. Strofylia is a Natura 2000 area which has to deal with numerous problems. Droughts often cause forest fires, uncontrolled tourism causes illegal waste dump and illegal woodcutting and grazing causes deforestation and the loss of plant species. Our role as students was to stimulate and inspire the local government to pay more attention to the Strofylia area. We visited the project area, interviewed stakeholders, worked out our ideas and presented them. Three groups were divided in which each worked on an issue. The issue we were given was tourism. At the moment, tourists coming to the Strofylia area are mainly locals. Strofylia is beautiful place which unfortunately remains unknown to people from outside of Greece. Our advice was to ‘put Storfylia on the map’, by linking it to other famous Greek places. To do this we used the myth of the demigod Hercules. In the myth he had been to famous places as Athens and Delphi, but also in Strofylia. A route could be created linking all

Interview with stakeholders.

these places.

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8. Graphic design Ouagadougou ORGANISATION

Royal HaskoningDHV

EMPLOYMENT

Landscape architecture internship

COLLEGE YEAR

3th

PROJECT WORK ASSIGNMENT

Luxury residential site Burkina Faso Individually Graphic design

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9. Graphic design Parklaan ORGANISATION EMPLOYMENT PROJECT WORK ASSIGNMENT

Ede city Council Full-time junior landscape designer & visualiser Parklaan Individually Graphic design

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EMAIL

jaspernillessen@gmail.com

PHONE

+31 6 11445288

LINKEDIN

Jasper Nillessen

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