Cor Geluk

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born: the Netherlands 02-06-65

education:
MTuS Hoorn
RHSTL Boskoop, landscape design
AvB Rotterdam, urban design

employment:
1989-1992 landscape designer dS+V Rotterdam
1992-1993 landscape designer West 8 landscape architects Rotterdam
1993-1994 free-lance landscape designer Rotterdam
1995-present: director own design office

teaching experience:
2001-2002 teacher urban design at Universiteit van Lugano/ Mendrisio, CH
1997-2000 teacher urban design and landscape architecture at Technische
Universiteit Delft
2000-2003 teacher urban design at Akademie van Bouwkunst Rotterdam
1995-2005 various guest lectures (Amsterdam, Berlin, Dresden, Eindhoven,Miami, Tilburg, Wageningen)

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Title of the lecture: think global act local

The title refers to jeng’s specific way of working: use global concepts but design them in a local setting with local conditions.

In 7 projects jeng explains specifically the influence of local water conditions in an integral planning method. Starting with regional planning in the province of Groningen and Drenthe via an industrial landscape next to the river Thames in London, the regeneration of the old Dutch citycenter of Haarlem, a business landscape in a river valley in Eindhoven, a boulevard for a residential neighbourhood next to a lake in Huizen, the transformation of an old harbour in Tilburg, we finally come to an ecological water garden in Oisterwijk.

Juurlink and Geluk bv is a professional design office active in urban design and landscape architecture. The two main partners, Huub Juurlink and Cor Geluk, set up the firm on 1 January 1995. Both are qualified, registered urban designers and landscape architects. The office currently employs a team of 12; and is composed of a wide variety of design disciplines. The team is made up of urban designers, landscape architects, architects and industrial designers. Consultants contribute with their expertise on each project. The office cooperates with consultants in work in architecture, traffic, ecology, civil works, costing and engineering. The organization’s greatest asset is the attention it gives to excellence in design and to using its special strengths in management and engineering. Each project strives to incorporate cultural, aesthetic, and technical elements and to create a whole that is well considered and of value. The office is skilled in dealing with complex contracts, where interests in the use of public space and traffic often differ, and there is a need for an integral approach to urban design, landscaping and architecture.