Exhibition and debate

The Euregio Derailed? / De Euregio ontspoord? / L'Eurégion Déraillée? - Cross-border urbanisation and the railways

27 June – 28 July 2019
In 2018 a three-country rail network was expected to start, with more regular connections and new trains between Aachen, Liège, and Maastricht. Although the Dutch-German connection is established, the Dutch-Belgian railway remains indefinitely delayed. What does this delay mean? Does it indicate failing political cooperation? Is it merely a matter of unresolved technical issues? What happens if this rail connection never materialises? In short, what can the railways offer the urban region between Liège and Maastricht?
Exhibition and debate

TURN – Climate Energy Heritage and Spatial Planning

27 June – 28 July 2019
This exhibition by the Creative Industries Fund NL (facilitated by Bureau Europa) on the results of the Heritage & Spatial Planning Programme demonstrates why the knowledge of designers and heritage specialists is vital to the spatial and administrative shaping of transition issues in the area of climate and energy. It focuses on sixteen projects that outline how this cooperation can be shaped locally and what solutions they can lead to.

The Guild in the 21st century: didactics and heritage preservation on a national scale

17 January 2019
By Wijnand Freling (author of Stuccowork in the Dutch Home from the 17th and 18th century), Anton van Delden (chairman of the Neerlandsch Stucgilde), and Angelique Friedrichs (researcher and restorer at SRAL Maastricht)

Ornament, ritual and identity in contemporary architecture and design

14 February 2019
Architect Willem Jan Neutelings and architecture researcher Marius Grootveld highlight the role of the ornament, not from its historical but rather its contemporary application. In contemporary architecture, design and urban design, ornamentation seems to play a reduced role in relation to the past, but is this true? This lecture is organized as part of Stucco Storico: The Story Behind a Craft.
Guided city walk

The hidden interiors of Maastricht

15 March – 15 February 2019
City historian Servé Minis takes you on a walk through Maastricht city centre to visit several impressive locations. You are invited to be an unabashed voyeur of the alderman’s and secretary’s rooms in the town hall, the university’s Spiegelzaal (mirror room), the homes of the well-to-do bourgeoisie, and yet more exceptional spaces to which one normally doesn’t have access.

Digital manufacturing in the ‘tutorial culture’

27 February 2019
During this lecture, Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen will translate the 18th-century art and craft culture of Swiss stuccatori into the 21st-century methodology of Unfold Design Studio (Antwerp). This lecture is organized as part of Stucco Storico: the story behind a craft.
Guided tour by curator

Curator tour Stucco Storico 16 February and 16 March

19 January – 16 March 2019
Remco Beckers, project leader at Bureau Europa and curator of the exhibition Stucco Storico: the story behind a craft will give three times a curator tour.

The Treasury of Dom Hans van der Laan – with Caroline Voet and Jo Coenen

16 March 2019
On Saturday 16 March, the Van der Laan Foundation, in collaboration with the Flemish Architecture Institute and Bureau Europa, presents the project ‘The Treasury of Dom Hans van der Laan’.

Stucco Storico: the story behind a craft

24 November 2018 – 24 March 2019
On 24 November Stucco Storico: The Story Behind a Craft opens at Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design. Following on from Design by Choice, this is the second exhibition in our exhibition series about the migration of crafts.
Installation & debate

A State of Exception

27 March – 3 April 2019
On 27 March, A State of Exception opens. A modest exhibition, but given this weeks election results a very relevant one. The exhibition shows works by artist Christopher Meerdo (USA), documentary makers Alina Schmuch and Franca Scholz (D), reaercher/designer Thomas Stratmann (D) and architect Joram Raaijmakers (NL).

De bijzonderheden van de moderne Spaanse architectuur

3 April 2019
In deze lezing aangeboden door de Circulo Cervantes Maastricht, gaat architectuurhistoricus Suzanne Roelofs in op waarom de Spaanse architectuur zo bijzonder wordt gevonden: in een stad als Maastricht, waar ooit een uitgebreide campus van Santiago Calatrava had kunnen staan, is dat natuurlijk geen oninteressante vraag.

Maastricht Museum night

12 – 13 April 2019
The fourth annual Maastricht Museum Night takes place on 12 April. Taking in 13 art venues, this year’s mind-blowing programme is devoted to the theme ‘Lost in Space’.

Local Heroes: Boy Bastiaens

25 April 2019
Thursday 25 April designer Boy Bastiaens will be guest at Bureau Europa, where Saskia van Stein, director of Bureau Europa, will be in conversation with him about his fascinations and inspirations, including pop culture, music, and comics.
Guided tour

Timmerfabriek tour

15 June – 15 May 2019
On May 18 and June 15, Architecture Day, there is the unique opportunity to see the development of Bureau Europa and the Muziekgieterij. Maurer United’s architects will show you around and explain the renovations.
Duo lecture

Multifaceted design practice in 21st-century architecture

22 May 2019
Wednesday 22 May Thijs van Spaandonk and Gerjan Streng, from The Cloud Collective, and Mark Feron from Architectenzaak talk about their design practice. A changing society’s issues, assignments, and organisational forms ensure the architect’s role is also changing.

I Am Trust: the currency of data-driven societies - by Vincent Thornhill, Guillemette Legrand, and Sally Wyatt

29 May 2019
As part of the exhibition Digital Dilemma – The Architecture of Trust, prof. Sally Wyatt from Maastricht University in conversation with curators Vincent Thornhill and Guillemette Legrand discuss the currency of personal data in the Big Data era and the Self as a collective in the Internet of Things.

Saskia van Stein leaving Bureau Europa

1 May – 1 June 2019
Bureau Europa’s Supervisory Board regretfully announces Saskia van Stein is leaving her role as Bureau Europa’s director. We are very grateful to Saskia’s for her years of dedication and activities at Bureau Europa.
Guided tour

Curator tour

6 June 2019
​Thursday 6 June curators Vincent Thornhill and Guillemette Legrand guide you through the Digital Dilemma exhibition.

Digital Detox - CANCELLED

13 June 2019
--- CANCELLED --- On Thursday 13 June, Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design, is organising a Digital Detox Dinner on the Markt, Maastricht. Are you attending?

Dag van de Architectuur

15 June 2019
At Bureau Europa, the annual Architecture Day is all about collective private commissioning (CPO). This form of building construction, in which future residents become the project developers, is gaining popularity. But what does it involve?

Digital Dilemma - The Architecture of Trust

12 April – 16 June 2019
The Digital Dilemma - The Architecture of Trust exhibition examines the current climate of institutional distrust and technology’s role in this. For centuries, the idea of trust bridged the gap – defined by (hidden) power and knowledge structures – between the authorities of the church, the government, industry and ordinary citizens.

The hidden interiors of Maastricht

21 June 2019
A tour of interiors took place on 15 March as part of the exhibition Stucco Storico: The Story Behind a Craft. Due to its unforeseen popularity, you might have missed the tour. We are therefore repeating the walk on Friday afternoon, 21 June.


27 June – 3 July 2019
From 28 June to 7 July 2019, the CRAFT, SHINE and GENERATION KÖLN exhibitions on art and design from the Cologne, Eindhoven and Maastricht regions will be shown at special locations in the Sphinxkwartier in Maastricht. Bureau Europa also facilitates part of the exhibition.


4 July 2019
As part of the EMBRACING EXCHANGE program, the EXCHANGE ACADEMY will take place on 4 July, a theme meeting for students and educational institutions, among others.

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