Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979

29 September 2012 – 9 February 2013
Exhibition in collaboration with Princeton University about the way Playboy magazine used architecture and design as important tools to shape a new identity for the American male.

Lecture (Dutch) about Louis Le Roy

21 March 2013
On 21 March, Piet Vollaard, director of architecture website Archined, gave a lecture about Dutch artist/gardener/philosopher Louis Le Roy, one of the main protagonists of the ‘Wild Gardening’ movement. Debra Solomon and Mariska van den Berg of Urbaniahoeve responded from their practice. This lecture officially opened the new Sphinxpark season.

Lecture by DUS architects

23 April 2013
On 23 April, Hedwig Heinsman of DUS architects (founded in 2004 by Martine de Wit, Hans Vermeulen and Hedwig Heinsman) spoke about the work and design attitude of DUS.

Documentary series 'All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace'

9 June 2013
On Sunday 9 June, Bureau Europa featured all three episodes of the documentary series 'All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace' (Adam Curtis, 2011)about self-organizing systems, the politics of the collective and the waiver or disappearance of the individual.

Lecture by Martijn de Waal

12 June 2013
On Wednesday 12 June Architectuurcentrum TOPOS Maastricht and Bureau Europa organized a lecture by publicist and researcher Martijn de Waal in the framework of the TOPOS lecture series ‘Raakvlakken’.

Radical Locality; actual potential

8 June – 5 August 2013
Recently, Bureau Europa opened its doors for the first time in the Timmerfabriek with the opening of the threefold exhibition ‘Radical Locality; actual potential’ on Saturday 8 June 2013 (17h00 – 19h00). With this exhibition/manifestation Bureau Europa conducts from 8 June through 5 August research into the meaning of the local and the role of architecture in our globalizing world.

Exhibition PARKers

31 August – 8 September 2013
Exhibition in the Frontenpark: PARKers and cultural side programme. Nine temporary works of art, consisting of installations, sculptures and a performance, a film night with Lumière Cinema, location theatre with Nightscapes and a concert with bat detector together with Intro in situ.
Project PARKers

Black Transparency - The Right To Know In The Age Of Mass Surveillance

7 September – 3 November 2013
Exhibition by design and research collective Metahaven on the question how information is organised globally and what role the concept of transparency occupies within it.

The Great Indoors Award 2013

1 September – 16 November 2013
The Great Indoors Award is an international, biennial, interior design award. On 15 November, during a festive Award Ceremony, the winners of the 2013 edition were announced in four categories. The Great Indoors is an initiative of FRAME magazine, Bureau Europa/platform for architecture, and Marres, House for Contemporary Culture.


19 October 2013 – 7 January 2014
Het project ‘Mijnspoorzoeker’ is in opdracht van Stadsregio Parkstad Limburg uitgevoerd. Het gewenste eindresultaat is een totaalconcept voor een nieuw te ontwikkelen hoogwaardige regionale toeristische verbinding tussen Nuth, Hoensbroek en Brunssum inclusief een daarbij horend uitvoeringsprogramma en passende globale kostenraming.

Crowdfunding project “Adopt a bee honey!”

1 October 2013 – 1 April 2014
In October, Bureau Europa and Bee Collective have launched crowdfunding project ‘Adopt a bee, honey!’ The funds raised for this project will be used to install the Sky Hive Solar, two bee hives on a high pole, in the Frontenpark. The Sky Hive Solar allows the initiators to bring the bee back into the city centre of Maastricht.


15 September 2013 – 31 May 2015
At the end of April, provincial deputy Noël Lebens and city councillor Gerdo van Grootheest officially launched the development of the 'Frontenpark'. Bureau Europa has been charged with the programming of the 'Frontenpark'.

The State of Europe

On Wednesday 22 April a new series of talks, ‘The State of Europe’, starts at Bureau Europa.

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