Gigi IJdo

Gigi IJdo

Rotterdam, NL



Gigi IJdo is an Urban and Landscape Designer. From an early age my passion is to communicate, style and solve problems through images. I am a very creative and motivated person and I am working daily to convey ideas by making books, photographs, brochures, presentations, sketches, and other resources. I gained work experience during  an international internship at an architectural firm A. Asenjo y Asociados and  I am currently working as an Urban Planner at Municipality Vlaardingen. By the combination of landscape and urban design I answer design solutions on various scales: from gardens, buildings, streets, districts, city’s till national landscapes.

With a lot of creativity, innovation and enterprising I am following the latest trends in related fields and am working on various courses and projects outside school and the Municipality.  I am communicative and like to make contact with various parties to find a solution. As an example I cooperated with consulting firm STIPO, residents, housing corporations and the Municipality Crooswijk to solve problems like waste and safety of a rundown courtyard in Rotterdam. It gives me satisfaction to see that there is now an incredible courtyard where residents drink their coffee together. The residents are proud of the draft prepared by them, which I had a guiding role.


Municipality Vlaardingen, Vlaardingen, NL, Urban Planner, Landscape architect

In februari last year i started at the Municipality of Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, where I graduated and still working as a trainee on a project concentrating on infrastructural development (Blankenburgtunnel) in combination with landscaping.

Feb 2013 - current

A. Asenjo Y asociados, Málaga, ES, Urban Planner, Landscape architect

I gained international experience during my education and career. As part of my Urban Design study at the University of applied Sciences in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, I did an internship at A.Asenjo y Asociados, an architectural firm in Malaga, Spain. Many assignments I have worked on are being executed or will be shortly such as a Masterplan for new housing and an ecological research in the east of Malaga.

Sep 2011 - Jan 2012


University of applied sciences Rotterdam, Rotterdam, BArch, Urban Planning, Landscape architecture

Jan 2009 - Jun 2013

Academy of fine arts Willem de Kooning, Rotterdam, NL, Graphic design

Dagree - Prophedeutic

Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

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