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About us

WHAT WE ARE

NEW URBAN VIEW is an independent lighting design and consultancy office. Our aim is to create marvelling lighting designs which will emphasise the beauty of the architecture of a building. Of a modern building, or of a cultural heritage building, respecting its cultural heritage value. Not adding that much, just adding value by a fantastic theatrical 3-D experience. Our lighting designs can be adding a whole new perception of a commercial building, transforming an anonymous building into an appreciated landmark. Our lighting designs may lure trespassers to pass through a traffic tunnel and feel more safe. Enhancing the experience of public space with light is what drives us.

OUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

We see a building but as an essential element in its public space, not as a stand alone object. Both light and dark are needed to create a dramatic, theatrical effect, we know how to respect the value of darkness. The details that matter should be highlighted. It is the total of the details that create the typical NEW URBAN VIEW design style. During each design process we are striving for the maximum of  sustainabilty. Applying the most efficient led luminaries of high quality and a long life cycle. Avoiding light pollution, both for humans as well as for fauna.

THE DESIGN PROCESS

By interactive sessions with the customer and stakeholders, all necessary input for a design is obtained. All the wishes and the constraints are collected and a custom made design is created. Our drive is to surprise our customer. Two or more sketch drawings will be presented to decide about. The selected design will then be worked out in a very high quality rendered 3-D visual. What You See Is What You Get. To be used for marketing purposes or to inform stakeholders. With the design comes a complete material order list. This is special about the NEW URBAN VIEW approach. The design is then regarded as a completed order and invoiced. The customer has full freedom to contract the realisation with an installation company he prefers. However, we need to monitor the execution in order to guarantee the design quality.

CONTRACTING

We do take full contracting responsibility for the realisation of the project as well. The installation services are preferably subcontracted to a local company with proven experience in outdoor or indoor lighting and lighting control installations.

WHO WE ARE

Jeroen Jans, Creative Director (1970)

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Lighting design architect with more than 20 years of experience in the professional market for events, concerts, musicals, broadcasting and webcast productions. Has a broad international experience. Performing on time against the highest quality standards is an absolute prerequisite to keep a position in a highly demanding market. Jeroen thrives well there, taking responsibility just beyond the lighting schemes: the total experience. In architectural design he has realised distinctive projects in buildings, monuments and traffic tunnels.

Hans Kattemölle, Managing Director (1957)

foto Hans zw-wit 2 (2)Experienced managing director in engineering and installation contracting business for more than 30 years, in an international context as well. Is driven by the urge to create an enhanced experience of a building or public space by making use of technical installations in a broad sense, thereby adding value. Is always looking for solutions to achieve the lowest possible Costs of Ownership and at the same time effectively meeting sustainability demands.