Architecture lecture: Franz Ziegler

The Blauwe Loper in Maastricht

9 November 2022

In the autumn, Bureau Europa organizes the Limburg Quarters lecture series, each evening with a different city as a case study. The four Limburg cities from the Euregion are discussed in four lectures. Cities that have each implemented an extension or expansion based on their own vision, that want to make neighbourhoods more liveable, add more greenery to the city, or just want to make a cultural or historical identity visible.

On Wednesday 9 November, architect Franz Ziegler speaks about the Blauwe Loper in Maastricht. You're very welcome for the lecture and a complimentary drink.

The Blauwe Loper in Maastricht
Wednesday 9 November, 5.30 pm

We all know the Groene Loper by now, but did you know that Maastricht will soon have a Blauwe Loper as well? Extensive urban development will take place in the Mariaberg district, where Blauwdorp is located. A breakthrough will lead to restructuring, renewing the outdated housing situation and enriching the quality of life in the quaint little neighbourhood. Architect Franz Ziegler (Ziegler | Branderhorst) explains it to us.

The Blauwe Loper, a slow-traffic route through Mariaberg, transforms the dense, stony structure of the working-class neighbourhood Blauwdorp, the first 20th-century urban expansion of Maastricht, entirely with public housing. Due to the organic expansion of the neighbourhood, the urban design has been lost. The current realisation of the Blauwe Loper requires a breakthrough through two blocks in Blauwdorp and in this way brings about more 'air' into the neighbourhood: more greenery and public space, better connections with the other neighbourhoods and the city centre.

Date Wednesday 9 November, 17.30 - 18.30
Language Dutch
Admission €4,-, tickets via the website
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