Every project is unique. Light, the experience of space, spacemaking, bringing the outside in..... the concept may differ, depending on the client and his/her wishes, the uniqueness of the place and it's (latent) values and the comon courage with the client to try out new forms and materials. We don't pick designs out of a picture book.
Zarja Garmers-Rojer is an architect and director of Zarja Architecture, from 2009. The motivation in the approach to all projects, from designing a home to developing an urban development plan or consultancy work, is usually the social involvement and sustainable development. People, the (future) user in relation to the environment, to each other, society, public space, multifunctional use of space, to nature and to new developments in an always sustainable approach.
Projects with a major social impact give great satisfaction.
Interaction, involvement and the discovery of common interests with the client form the basis for the work. Research is always an essential part of this process. Research into the applicability and acceptance of innovative forms of life and society is a recurring part of the process.
The experience as an urban planner with the government has laid a solid foundation for the knowledge of processes and procedures as well as for the recognition of sensitivities, tactical approach and the network. It is also there where the knowledge and love for the world heritage city was formed. "The world heritage inner city of Willemstad will forever have that special place in my heart."
Zarja Garmers-Rojer has also been the coordinator of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Curaçao for 4 years and in this position has once again experienced the direct satisfaction of the impact of forming young experts and entrepreneurs. In this position and as a national contact point for EUCARINET, and representative for CCBP courses from UNESCO, Zarja Garmers-Rojer has also set up a broad international network.
by the Curaçao Business Council for sustainable development
At Zarja Architecture, we believe that sustainability should be a way of life.
Sustainability spans beyond our projects and into our daily routines, even at home, in our own environment. By "walking our talk" we keep on developing our knowledge, being open minded for new ways to work, new technologies, development of new communities and interactions and we collaborate in creating more sustainable environments.