Walloon Church (ArCharis Architecture)
The unique history of the Walloon Church, its special monumental architectural style, its location in the heart of Maastricht, embedded in the urban fabric, together with the extraordinary vision of the current users, are the ingredients that characterize the future plans for the renewal of this national monument. Receiving, receiving, embracing and revitalizing, as the DNA and soul of the building. This essence is now recognized and reinterpreted in the renovation plans to make the building ready for the future. Founded in 1732 by a small community of Huguenots (French Protestant refugees), the Waalse Kerk is the first Protestant church building in Maastricht. Used as a church over the centuries, and renovated several times, this unique space has always been used as the protective womb that, in the broadest sense of the word, offers refuge to a range of users, both local and international: residents of Maastricht, students, refugees and those interested in meeting evenings.