Results Open Call Randwyck

Bureau Europa has collected ideas, dreams, and sketches

23 February 2024

In late 2023, Bureau Europa issued a call for ideas, sketches, and dreams for the Randwyck district in Maastricht. A jury has now evaluated the submissions.

In the coming years, Maastricht will be working to improve Randwyck, and parallel with this process Bureau Europa has been collecting sketches. Creative thinkers and makers have submitted numerous ideas, sketches, and dreams over the past months, envisioning new plans for Randwyck.

Randwyck is home to several buildings and complexes of national and international significance, including the Gouvernement aan de Maas (Provincial Government), MECC Congress Center, international companies, and notably the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus, one of the world's leading locations for medical and biomedical research. However, Randwyck is not yet a cohesive whole. The submitted ideas and plans contribute to shaping dreams for Randwyck.

Working together with the entities improving the district – the municipality of Maastricht, MUMC+ academic hospital, Maastricht University, and the numerous businesses in Randwyck – along with external jury member and curator Ward Janssen, the jury evaluated the many sketches based on three themes:

• Community, focusing on creating connections and support

• Health, linked to the businesses of the Health Campus

• Public space, connected to redesign and project development

The selected sketches will be presented in the spring at Bureau Europa and various locations in Randwyck itself. These sketches form the basis for a follow-up process that may lead to the implementation of the work and/or an artist-in-residency. Selected sketches are from Isolde Venrooy & Roy Voragen, Marine Kaiser & Mathias C. Pfund, Tim Broeren & Joey Rademaker (De Nieuwe Context), Nina Simons (Studio Kernland), Michiel Romme, David de Boer, Jasper Ponjee (Studio MicMac), Maarten Plomp, and Kyra Nijskens.