1 May – 5 July 2015
Wat maakt werk de moeite waard? Hoe geeft ons dagelijks handelen betekenis aan ons leven en aan onze fysieke omgeving?
10 – 19 April 2015
Echoing the exhibition ‘Raumplan Versus Plan Libre’ curated by Max Risselade, which took place at TU Delft in 1986/87, third year BA Architectural Design students at the Maastricht Academy of Architecture sought the contemporary significance of Loos’s and Le Corbusier’s designs.
7 April 2015
Creative hubs: the new economic engine for urban development?
What is a creative hub, who are the initiators behind those hubs and what are their ideas to start a creative hub? When can you define a creative hub as a successful initiative and what are the obstacles when initiating them? But also: how ‘bottom-up’ or informal are those initiatives and what are their financial flows? What role of the authority is needed or desired by the development of such a creative hub? To what extent is the creative professional (the artist, the designer) being ‘used’ to catalyze spatial developments? And if so, is this a bad thing?
13 December 2014 – 22 March 2015
Bureau Europa presents the third iteration of an exhibition of the work of architect Cedric Price and the first public appearance of some of his selected projects in the Netherlands.
CEDRIC PRICE: The Dynamics of Time is an exhibition that introduces the work of Price by presenting a cross-section of the elements of his inventive and singular practice: sketches, project drawings, recorded talks, first-hand accounts by staff, colleagues and friends. A series of selected projects present his innovative models for industry, education, government, tourism, ecology and the house.
13 – 14 March 2015
The exhibition about Cedric Price continues at Bureau Europa and can be visited until Sunday 22 March.
During TEFAF, a number of special activities are organized: Dr Tanja Herdt will give a lecture about Cedric Price and Jan Nauta, curator of the exhibition will give a presentation.
13 March 2015
Strategic spatial planner, architect, and researcher Jan Willem Petersen will give a workshop in which he will discuss his particular working methods on the basis of projects such as 'Assembling Afghanistan', 'Constructing Lebanon' and 'the Terrorism as Urban Practice'. Collectively participants will reflect on JWP’s presentation and discuss the surplus value of an alternative practice based on engagement rather than participation and on expansion instead of framing.
27 February 2015
On 27 February, the architect and critic Piet Vollaard gives a lecture on the work of architect Frank Van Klingeren (1919 – 1999). This will be followed by a screening at Lumière Cinema of 'Beauty and the Right to the Ugly'(2014), the latest documentary by Wendelien van Oldenborgh, winner of the 2014 Heineken Prize.
10 February 2015
Samantha Hardingham is currently the world’s leading scholar on the work of Cedric Price (1934-2003) and is co-curator of the current exhibition hosted by Bureau Europa, ‘CEDRIC PRICE: The Dynamics of Time’.
25 January 2015
On Sunday 25 January, Bureau Europa is organising a winter walk: Encounters in the Rarefied Winter Air.
Walk with us through the Lage Fronten.
19 – 25 January 2015
During PASSAGEN – Germany's biggest design event – Bureau Europa, Dutch Design Exchange, and the Institute of Relevant Studies are organising the exhibition DOMESTIC AFFAIRS. We see this exhibition as an opportunity to hear a new voice of Dutch Design.
21 January 2015
Duolecture by Bart Lens from Lens°Ass architects and curator of Bokrijk Brandmerkt, The Shift A+U architects and Gene Bertrand, program director of Discovery Centre Continuum.
16 – 17 January 2015
Against the Grain
on the narrative characteristics of architecture
“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust
and ashes, and forgot."
The Sandman, Neil Gaiman
29 November 2013 – 19 December 2014
Bureau Europa is co-founder of Stad.Academie.
Stad.Academie is a temporary course for ‘city makers’ with an interest in the transformative process of urban development. Due to current economic conditions, development in our cities has come to a virtual standstill. In addition, current social trends, such as smaller government and participatory citizens, demand a new attitude from those who work in and on the city. Through the lens of a number of generic themes, including monumentality, repurposing, and temporality, specific case studies from the Euregio are elaborated upon. The Stad.Academie curriculum develops new methods, abilities, and a discourse to seek alternative forms of urban activities despite a stagnant economy.
2 December 2014
Nanne de Ru Powerhouse Company /
Marc Maurer Maurer United /
Paul Achterberg Quadrat
29 November 2014
On 29 November 2014, the first edition of ‘Meet the Maker’ – a collaboration with NOTO design studio in Maastricht – takes place at Bureau Europa. Artists, thinkers, designers and performers from the Euregio present one work for one day. The work’s presentation is underscored by the encounter between the public and professionals.
27 September – 23 November 2014
On Saturday 27 September the exhibition Signed, Jo Coenen opens at Bureau Europa. Although his recent appointment as curator-director of IBA Parkstad shows his career is far from over, Coenen's 65th birthday marks the occasion for an exhibition focusing on his sketches.
7 November 2014
Vijfenzestig jaar geleden overleed in Geulle architect Joan Melchior van der Meij (1878-1949), een van de drie grondleggers van de Amsterdamse School. Lang was er weinig over hem bekend. Terwijl zijn collega’s Michel de Klerk en Piet Kramer wereldberoemd zijn geworden, is het leven en werk van Van der Meij altijd in de schaduw blijven staan. Daar komt nu verandering in. Binnenkort verschijnt het boek Joan Melchior van der Meij, architect. Pionier van de Amsterdamse School. Een nieuw standaardwerk over een van Nederlands belangrijkste architecten.
2 November 2014
Aan de vooravond van de Nederlandse Dansdagen besteedt Bureau Europa aandacht aan de relatie tussen architectuur en dans. Dansen is, zoals de beroemde uitspraak van Merce Cunningham luidt, "in space and time." Tijdens deze avond wordt ingegaan op de vraag op welke manier de ruimtelijke conditie, sfeer of vorm van een plek, de dans informeert of beïnvloed.
4 October 2014
Zaterdag 4 oktober 2014 geeft Jo Coenen een rondleiding door Maastricht, langs een aantal van zijn ontwerpen. Luister naar zijn achterliggende gedachten over Mosae Forum en wat hij vindt dat we kunnen leren van stadsdeel Céramique. En hoe kunnen we de relatie tussen de Maas/stad versterken?
24 May – 2 August 2014
On May 24 at 5 pm, Bureau Europa opened the exhibition COMING SOON. With landscape as a metaphor, the exhibition asks what lies at the heart of our contemporary utopias. From inspiration in the past and urgencies of the present, to projections of possible futures, the needs and virtues of our time (ecology, economy, social cohesion and technology) are extrapolated and implicitly worked into the exhibition and its parallel program.
31 January – 31 July 2014
Camille Oostwegel ChâteauHotels & Restaurants, Marres Projects, and Bureau Europa/platform for architecture have teamed up to form a cultural research partnership. This project is called ‘Imaged Stories’ and focuses primarily on the history of the WinselerHof estate in Landgraaf.
22 July 2014
On Tuesday, July 22 philosopher Hans Achterhuis gave a lecture about the utopia of the free market. In 2010, Hans Achterhuis was proclaimed ‘Thinker of the Fatherland’ by a.o. newspaper Trouw and Philosophy Magazine.
18 January – 20 April 2014
Against the background of the current reform of the European Common Agricultural Policy, Bureau Europa dedicates the exhibition 'Mansholt, Landscape in Perspective' to the way agriculture has determined the lay-out and shape of the Dutch landscape after 1945. Hallmark of the exhibition is the work of former minister of agriculture Sicco Mansholt,
4 – 5 April 2014
Bureau Europa/platform for architecture, LTO and the LLTB presented on Friday, April 4, 2014: Hammering on Europe.
A debate in the context of the Europan elections of May 22 2014.
1 October 2013 – 1 April 2014
In October, Bureau Europa and Bee Collective have launched crowdfunding project ‘Adopt a bee, honey!’ The funds raised for this project will be used to install the Sky Hive Solar, two bee hives on a high pole, in the Frontenpark. The Sky Hive Solar allows the initiators to bring the bee back into the city centre of Maastricht.
25 – 26 January 2014
On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January 2014, the first TATA workshop took place at Bureau Europa and the Mosa Factory. Upon the invitation of the TAAT multidisciplinary collective, a group of six architects and six theatre artists came together to research the experience of time in a designed space.
19 October 2013 – 7 January 2014
Het project ‘Mijnspoorzoeker’ is in opdracht van Stadsregio Parkstad Limburg uitgevoerd. Het gewenste eindresultaat is een totaalconcept voor een nieuw te ontwikkelen hoogwaardige regionale toeristische verbinding tussen Nuth, Hoensbroek en Brunssum inclusief een daarbij horend uitvoeringsprogramma en passende globale kostenraming.
15 September – 31 December 2013
At the end of April, provincial deputy Noël Lebens and city councillor Gerdo van Grootheest officially launched the development of the 'Frontenpark'. Bureau Europa has been charged with the programming of the 'Frontenpark'.
1 September – 16 November 2013
The Great Indoors Award is an international, biennial, interior design award. On 15 November, during a festive Award Ceremony, the winners of the 2013 edition were announced in four categories. The Great Indoors is an initiative of FRAME magazine, Bureau Europa/platform for architecture, and Marres, House for Contemporary Culture.
7 September – 3 November 2013
Exhibition by design and research collective Metahaven on the question how information is organised globally and what role the concept of transparency occupies within it.
31 August – 8 September 2013
Exhibition in the Frontenpark: PARKers and cultural side programme. Nine temporary works of art, consisting of installations, sculptures and a performance, a film night with Lumière Cinema, location theatre with Nightscapes and a concert with bat detector together with Intro in situ.
8 June – 5 August 2013
Recently, Bureau Europa opened its doors for the first time in the Timmerfabriek with the opening of the threefold exhibition ‘Radical Locality; actual potential’ on Saturday 8 June 2013 (17h00 – 19h00). With this exhibition/manifestation Bureau Europa conducts from 8 June through 5 August research into the meaning of the local and the role of architecture in our globalizing world.
12 June 2013
On Wednesday 12 June Architectuurcentrum TOPOS Maastricht and Bureau Europa organized a lecture by publicist and researcher Martijn de Waal in the framework of the TOPOS lecture series ‘Raakvlakken’.
9 June 2013
On Sunday 9 June, Bureau Europa featured all three episodes of the documentary series 'All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace' (Adam Curtis, 2011)about self-organizing systems, the politics of the collective and the waiver or disappearance of the individual.
23 April 2013
On 23 April, Hedwig Heinsman of DUS architects (founded in 2004 by Martine de Wit, Hans Vermeulen and Hedwig Heinsman) spoke about the work and design attitude of DUS.
21 March 2013
On 21 March, Piet Vollaard, director of architecture website Archined, gave a lecture about Dutch artist/gardener/philosopher Louis Le Roy, one of the main protagonists of the ‘Wild Gardening’ movement. Debra Solomon and Mariska van den Berg of Urbaniahoeve responded from their practice. This lecture officially opened the new Sphinxpark season.
29 September 2012 – 9 February 2013
Exhibition in collaboration with Princeton University about the way Playboy magazine used architecture and design as important tools to shape a new identity for the American male.
31 January 2013
On Thursday, January 31, in connection with the exhibition ‘Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979’, Maaike Meijer, Dr. of literary studies and Professor of gender studies at Maastricht University, presents the (Dutch) lecture ‘Playboy: reconstructies van mannelijkheid’.
23 May – 31 December 2012
REcentre, NAiM/Bureau Europa and Marres Projects present until 1 July 2013 the Sphinxpark, a temporary park in the Maastricht inner city. On 26 May, the Sphinxpark was festively opened.
21 November 2012
On Wednesday 21 November, TOPOS Architecture Centre Maastricht and NAiM/Bureau Europa organized a lecture by studio ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles] in the TOPOS lecture series ‘Raakvlakken: Ver Weg’.
13 November 2012
On Tuesday 13 November, Christoph Grafe, director of the Flemish Architecture Institute and commissioner of the Belgian entry for the Venice Biennial, will give a lecture at NAiM/Bureau Europa.
23 June 2012
Architecture centre TOPOS Maastricht and NAiM/Bureau Europa organized in collaboration with FabLab South Limburg a lecture by 'stone alchemist' Enrico Dini.
2 – 10 June 2012
At the invitation of NAiM/Bureau Europa and Marres, SALON/ presents SALON/Maastricht. SALON/ is a platform for fashion, design, art and culture, where both young and upcoming talents and established designers and artists present their work on various locations throughout the city, creating a cultural route.
3 March – 10 June 2012
NAiM/Bureau Europa presents ZOO, or the letter Z, just after Zionism, an exhibition that uses the book ‘The Atlas of the Conflict’ by Malkit Shoshan as an anchor point.
2 June 2012
On 2 June, in the exhibition 'ZOO, or the letter Z, just after Zionism', NAiM/Bureau Europa organized an expert meeting that reflected on the role of an architect/artist in contemporary society.
28 April 2012
On Saturday 28 April, NAiM/Bureau Europa showed the film ‘Mission Statements, the architecture of Dutch design’ by architect and film maker Jord den Hollander.
17 December 2011 – 25 March 2012
'Alison & Peter Smithson, The Art of Inhabitation’ shows the work of the English architecture couple Alison (1928-1993) and Peter (1923-2003), being among the most prominent and controversial architects of the twentieth century.
5 November 2011 – 29 January 2012
The exhibition Common Grounds investigates the possibilities inherent to the temporary redevelopment of disused urban areas.
Curator: Saskia van Stein
5 November 2011
Lecture by Stealth.unlimited (Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen)
What are the opportunities of the temporary redevelopment of properties? What is the potential of vacancy?
5 November 2011
Walking with Maurice Mentjens, world renowned interior designer from Holtum, along Maastricht city center and visiting the 5 student projects that were realized within the framework of The Great Indoors 2011 Education Programme.
3 – 5 November 2011
In November 2011, the third edition took place of The Great Indoors Award, a biennial international event in the field of interior design.
4 November 2011
Within the Great Expectations Award, the best student projects in The Great Indoors Education Program were awarded a prize. The jury consisted of nominees for The Great Indoors Award 2011.
4 November 2011
Ronald Rietveld spoke about VACANT.NL which tries to change the mindset about vacancy involving a social problem and to put the issue on the political agenda.
17 July – 2 October 2011
REcentre, centre for sustainable design in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, presented several best practices from home and abroad, and compared these to eight projects from Maastricht and the region.
17 September 2011
NAiM/Bureau Europa presented a workshop on the concept of Time Bank/Time Store and opened a temporary Time Store.
5 September 2011
During the festive opening event of Re-Action!, Kate Bull, co-founder of The People’s Supermarket (UK), spoke about the importance of social innovation as a catalyst for sustainability.
14 May – 16 June 2011
This project showed how fashion houses, avant-garde designers and young, as yet unknown fashion designers utilize film, video and on-line media to give their designs form and to support their distribution and sales.
14 – 26 May 2011
Out of Fashion Maastricht Edition presented a series of activities and events.
30 November 2010 – 27 March 2011
Past, present and future of Maastricht area Céramique were presented in Club Céramique with various activities and events.
30 November 2010 – 27 March 2011
In November 2011, NAiM/Bureau Europa transformed into ' Club Céramique', an extensive activity program inspired by the public discussion about the Céramique area.
12 September 2010 – 16 January 2011
Sound installation 'Panels. An inquiry into the spatial, the sonic and the public' by artist Paul Devens could be experienced, viewed and heard. An alienating architectonic experience with a major role for sound/light.
1 – 31 October 2010
In the documentary 'Koolhaas Houselife', housekeeper Guadalupe Acedo guides the spectator through the Maison à Bordeaux, designed by Rem Koolhaas and his studio OMA in 1998. An experiment that enables a different way of looking at - and representing - architecture.
29 – 30 October 2010
Sonic-architectonic installation Panels created an exceptional setting for a symposium and performances on space and sound. In this setting, various artists, theorists and architects gave lectures and performances right in the installation.
27 June – 26 September 2010
'Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X–197X' was based on research by Beatriz Colomina (Princeton University) into the way architects publicized their views in self-initiated magazines in the 60's/70's.
27 June 2010
Lectures and round table discussion on the occasion of exhibition Clip/Stamp/Fold.
13 March – 6 June 2010
In 2010, NAiM/Bureau Europa presented the work of the Campana brothers, the most significant designers in present-day Latin America.
7 May 2010
Presentation by Bart Dekker about the start and the ideas of Transition Town Maastricht: the realization of Maastricht as edible city. Also presentation of the film 'The Power of Community'.
19 December 2009 – 19 February 2010
Under the title ‘Changing Ideals 2: The Sequel, NAiM / Bureau Europa presents current social developments in architecture and design.
12 September 2009 – 10 January 2010
'Rien ne va Plus' (Architecture in times of crisis) and'Reading Europe' (A collection of ideas on architecture and design) Result of a cooperation with magazine A10 for research into the possible assignment of architecture.
27 – 29 November 2009
Also during The Great Indoors 2009, workshops were organized for students from academies in Maastricht, Eindhoven, Aachen and Genk. Participants were challenged to design an interior addressing the theme 'Changing Ideals' .
27 – 29 November 2009
In November 2009, Maastricht hosted the second edition of The Great Indoors, a biennial international design event in the field of interior design. Besides a workshop and lecture program, an international professional jury granted five awards to excellent designs in five categories.
28 November 2009
In November 2009, Maastricht hosted The Great Indoors, biennial international design competition. Awards were handed out, and a special design route presented the results of The Great Indoors Workshops.
6 – 16 November 2009
‘Cassette a forma di casa’ presents 20 wooden architectural models, sketches and photos of De Lucchi, providing insight into a more autonomous artistic ambition of the designer.
13 November 2009
Expert meeting 'Interior in the oeuvre of Jef Cornelis' in cooperation with Jan van Eyck Academy.
11 October 2009
Parallel to exhibition 'Rien ne va Plus' the building industry and the underlying economic, social and cultural mechanisms were discussed.
12 September 2009
'Reading Europe' is a long-term project, aimed at archiving and explaining the diversity of developments and visions in architecture, urban development and landscape architecture in Europe.
22 May – 23 August 2009
More attention for the still unknown potential of product design. That is what curator Alexander van Slobbe wanted to achieve with the project 'NL = Nieuwe Luxe'.
13 – 16 July 2009
In this workshop by Alexander van Slobbe, 21 studenten (ABK Maastricht and Design Academy Eindhoven) designed a wedding dress without the use of a sewing machine.
16 June 2009
The VROM Council organized together with TU Delft and NAiM/Bureau Europa a meeting on socio-cultural trends that determine the future housing demand.
4 November 2008 – 30 April 2009
'Changing Ideals: Re-thinking the House' confronted very different living concepts with each other, ranging from the Domus Cosmographica to the Mauritshuis and the television culture of the the Big Brother House.
10 April 2009
In Salon 'The Order of Things' Rianne Makkink and Jurgen Bey presented their views on the house and the interior.
3 March 2009
Discussion about the most recent developments concerning the house with architects: Tony Fretton (London), Jacob van Rijs (MVRDV, Rotterdam), Don Murphy (VMX, Amsterdam).
Discussion leader: Wim van den Bergh (Professor of Architecture RWTH Aachen)
29 June – 5 October 2008
Freud regarded the dream as the guardian of sleep. ‘State Alpha, on the architecture of sleep’ examined to what extent the same can be said about architecture. The exhibition stimulated visitors to reflect on how architecture organizes our sleep.
25 September 2008
Double lecture by Bert van Bunningen and Fred Greve.
24 February – 25 May 2008
NAiM/Bureau Europa outlined a program on the fault line between architecture and design, with the interior as common thread. The first in a series of three exhibitions is titled ‘The Human Habitat’ presenting architect, designer, theorist and monk Dom Hans van der Laan (1904-1991).
24 May 2008
NAiM/Bureau Europa organized a unique Dom Hans van der Laan event, with an excursion to his master piece in Mamelis: the St. Benedictusberg Abbey. After the excursion, Ruud Lammerink gave a lecture on Beauty, measure and rhythm.
24 February – 13 April 2008
‘THUIS’ is the title of an installation by Christoph Seyferth. The work of this self-taught designer is diverse; he designed his own house in Maastricht, designed sports eyewear for Adidas and realized several interiors and furniture designs.
6 April 2008
During the Maastricht Museum Weekend, NAiM/Bureau Europa changed into a convent. Following the concept 'Ora et Labora' visitors experienced the timetable of a monk or nun with prayers, hymns, meals and lectures.
30 March 2008
Choreographer: Bruno Listopad & Korzo productions
Dancers: Amaranta Velarde González and Angelina Deck
13 March 2008
Charles Jencks, American architecture critic, landscape architect and designer, gave a lecture titled 'The Garden of Cosmic Speculation'. He discussed his work and spoke about cosmic themes and the question of cultural identity.
27 September 2007 – 3 February 2008
The architect P.J.H. Cuypers (1827-1921), master of the nineteenth-century architecture, is mostly known in the Netherlands for his large-scale projects such as the Rijksmuseum (1876-1885) and Amsterdam Central Station (1882-1889), but also for the enormous amount of churches he designed.
24 January 2008
Lecture by Bernadette van Hellenberg Hubar on the art studio of the firm Cuypers & Stolzenberg, a modern equivalent of the medieval building lodge.
6 January 2008
Two lectures by speakers Cor Bouwstra & Anne van Grevenstein on the restauration of Kasteel De Haar in Haarzuilens and the restauration of the Rijksmuseum.
22 November 2007
Clerical attendant Régis de la Haye discussed the restoration of the basilica 'Onze Lieve Vrouw' in Maastricht, one hundred years later.
15 – 17 November 2007
90 students from Design Academy Eindhoven, Academie Beeldende KunstenMaastricht, and Akademie van Bouwkunst Maastricht participated in five different workshops given by the nominees for the awards.
15 – 17 November 2007
In 2007, the theme of international biennial THE GREAT INDOORS AWARD was 'Branded by Space': the increasingly dominant position of interior design on the private and public domain.
16 November 2007
As part of an exhibition of his work, De Lucchi gave a performance in which he turned his autonomous artistic ambition with a chainsaw into an architectural object. Sawing from a tree stump he created a small wooden house, which was incorporated in the series Casette a forma di casa.
8 November 2007
Lecture by Cuypers expert Aart Oxenaar: “Pierre Cuypers discovers that traditional architectural types cannot readily be implemented in the city, but that the architect should react to these types, if he aspires to give a meaningful contribution to the streets through his work.”
18 October 2007
Lecture about Cuypers as an inspired architect with a mission. "He believed in a community ideal, in an architecture that could change society, in the 'Gesamtkunstwerk' and in Gothic Revival as the only legitimate architecture style."
12 May – 2 September 2007
The retrospective exhibition ‘Jean Prouvé, The poetry of the technical object’ is developed by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein in collaboration with the Design Museum Akihabara in Tokio and the Deutsche Architektur Museum in Frankfurt.
3 March – 22 June 2007
In the context of the first Bipolis, a manifestation on creative industry, NAiM/Bureau Europa, Z33 Hasselt and Het Domein Sittard collaboratively organized a project on the theme of food, with the working title ‘Food for Thought/Thoughts on Food’.
11 May 2007
NAiM brought together the official national architects of the Netherlands and Belgium for a unique evening lecture. They presented their views on architecture and urban development in the Euregion and on the differences and similarities between the Netherlands and Belgium.
2 September 2006 – 21 April 2007
With the opening exhibition ‘New Faces in European Architecture: David Adjaye, Jürgen Mayer H., PLOT = BIG + JDS, SeARCH’, the NAi Maastricht presents an avant-garde of (young) European architects in the Kolommenzaal.
8 February 2007
Based on their own personal histories and sources of inspiration, young architects Monica Adams and Juliette Bekkering presented their views on architecture and illustrated the backgrounds of their realizations and future projects.
14 December 2006
Lectures by Prudent de Wispelaere and Jan Vercauteren on the entirely renovated Céramique site in Maastricht, well-known project of former Chief Government Architect of Maastricht architect studio Coenen.
16 November 2006
In the context of the exhibition New Faces in European Architecture, major European avant-garde architects Bjarke Ingels and Bjarne Mastenbroek spoke about their personal views on urban issues of the future.