Local Heroes: Archaeology and Landscape Development - Vullings de Moor and Bureau Verbeek

25 October 2017

Are you curious about the stories behind your region's designed environment? Bureau Europa regularly puts a focus on designers and architects who have made their mark on designing the region. Following earlier editions by Jo Coenen, Maurice Mentjens, and Design Zuiderlucht, this lecture explores reclaimed and landscape architecture with Lotte de Moor of Vullings de Moor and Barry Kerckhoffs from Bureau Verbeek.

Vullings de Moor (Berg en Terblijt) emphasises the re-evaluation of space and its use. Interior architect Lotte de Moor's background is in archaeology. A career switch saw a move from studying the historically designed environment to shaping the contemporary surroundings, and this is important to her design thinking: to provide and maintain the application of spatial translation. This offers existing situations with new and relevant applications or enables new designs in historically steeped environments.

Bureau Verbeek (Maastricht) works at the interdisciplinary convergence of landscape architecture, ecology, and urban design, for a future-oriented, sustainable, functional, and aesthetic blueprint of the natural and urban landscape. Therefore, the cultural history of a place and the characteristics of the landscape inform their starting points. Landscape architect Barry Kerckhoffs will further highlight the mission and projects of Bureau Verbeek in his lecture and relate the creation of new landscapes to working with existing environments.

Moderator: Saskia van Stein, director Bureau Europa.

Date: Wednesday 25 October, 20:00 – 22:00
Language: Dutch
Admission: free
Location: Bureau Europa