Architecture lecture: Maarten Engelman and Robert Glas

The Arresthuis in Roermond and a reaction to Carel Weeber's prison designs

19 October 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 19 October, architect Maarten Engelman speaks about the Arresthuis in Roermond and artist Robert Glas about his work 1986, Or A Sphinx's Interior. You're very welcome for the lecture and a complimentary drink.

The Arrest House in Roermond - double feature with artist Robert Glas
Wednesday 19 October, 5.30 pm

Prisons are not the nicest places in a city and the Roermond Arresthuis was no exception. But what to do with vacant heritage sites in the middle of the city center? Transform it, of course. Van der Valk Hotels immediately envisoned a 'themed hotel', a redevelopment would take place that returned the building to its original state and enriched it with seamlessly fitting extensions. Architect Maarten Engelman (Engelman Architecten) speaks.

Robert Glas recreated one of the cells designed by architect Carel Weeber for De Schie penitentiary. In an uncomfortable film, Glas brings together the elderly architect and an ex-convict who had to live in Weeber's cell. Glas questions our (dis)comfort with imprisonment and the confinement of a person's freedom of movement within four walls.

Date Wednesday 19 October, 17.30 - 19.00
Language Dutch
Admission €4,-, tickets via the website
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