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Bertram de Rooij
I am passionate about:
living and enabling landscapes. Landscapes that breath quality because they are loved and useful. Landscapes that reflect society and its needs. Landscapes that connect.
A little known fact about me is:
I'm not only conceptual and artistic, but also very hands on and practical. That's why I am also a firefighter, next to my main job as landscape architect. Passion is the fire that lights the way: let's light some fire together...
"...imagination is more important than knowledge" (A. Einstein)"
Considering that almost all societal challenges come together in the same spatial context, the landscape, my focus is on creating enabling environments at different scales together with all involved. Working together on vibrant and resilient landscapes. The heart of my approach is to connect, to innovate and to inspire; creating common understanding, building bridges and visualizing envisioned futures. In almost 20 years as a landscape architect, I work on a broad variety of assignments, in numerous areas and themes like climate adaptation, regional development and city region food systems.