Visit by State Architect Floris Alkemade

14 January 2016
On 14 January, State Architect Floris Alkemade visits several projects in South Limburg, gives an evening lecture, and participates in a discussion.

The Academy of Architecture in Maastricht, Future Urban Regions (FUR), and Bureau Europa collaborate for MAA’s lecture series ‘The Architect’s New Skills’, which highlights the designer’s role in the transformation and revitalisation of the city. What existing and new skills are necessary for a changing design practice?

The State Architect’s programme provides insights into the spatial issues, current projects, and developments in South Limburg.

15:00 - 15:30 Discovery Centrum Kerkrade guided tour by Shift + UA
16:00 - 17:30 Reception at Neimed, presentation by
Neimed, Nol Reverda
The Gebrookerbos method – a micro-initiative transformation process for economic dynamism – in Hoensbroek Castle
Vrieheide Master Plan by Rik Martens
Oos Heem Kerkrade, by Marc Maurer Architects United
18:15 – 18:30 Avenue2 introduction, Fred Humblé/West 8
18:30 – 19:30 At Bureu Europa Meeting with Jo Coenen, IBA Parkstad

Evening programme
20:00 – 20:05 Welcome by Saskia van Stein
20:05 – 20:15 Introduction by Franz Ziegler (FUR)
20:15  State Architect Floris Alkemade on the architect’s changing role, the changing nature of assignments, and the role of education (what skills does the architect/designer now require?).
21:15 Panel discussion with Floris Alkemade and a panel comprising: Marieke Kums, FUR and studio MAKS (practice, education); Nicole Simons, Municipality of Heerlen (policy, municipality); Lisa de Visscher, University of Liège (research, education); and Rik Martens, MMA (practice, education)
21:45 Concluding remarks by Alderman Gerdo van Grootheest
22:00 Drinks

Moderated by Saskia van Stein, Director Bureau Europa

Date: 14 January, 20:00 - 22:00
Language: Dutch
Admission: Free
Location: Bureau Europa