Festive Opening of the Sphinxpark in the center of Maastricht- Saturday May 26 th 2012

REcentre hopes to welcome you in the Sphinxpark on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 3 p.m. This festive moment not only marks the opening of the park, but also the conclusion of the programme of REcentre. Over the past four years, REcentre initiated and organized various Euregional projects where sustainability, economy and design met.

On the site of the former ceramics factories of the Royal Sphinx, REcentre, NAiM/Bureau Europa and Marres Projects are developing the so-called Sphinxpark in collaboration with the Municipality of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg and Area Development Group Belvédère. Until July 1st, 2013, this fully enclosed and wild terrain in the heart of Maastricht will be transformed into a temporary park through various projects.

 The Sphinxpark is a park where the future development of the city and the landscape is already taking shape. Examples are the need for urban agriculture, the effects of population decline and the debate surrounding the redevelopment of this specific area. The contributions of the inhabitants of Maastricht form an essential part of this public project.

In this temporary park for Maastricht and the Euregion, the building blocks are developed that contribute to the park of the future.

Several projects are developed in collaboration with local and Euregional partners. Some of the projects have already been realized, others will become visible in the Sphinxpark over the course of the coming year.

Programme and opening

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a public programme is organized. In various workshops and activities the participants of the Sphinxpark will present themselves to the visitors.

Starting at 3 pm, Guus Beumer, artistic director of NAIM/Bureau Europa will welcome you, followed by the official opening by the Alderman of Culture of Maastricht, Mr. Jacques Costongs.

 Entrance of the parc: through the Boschstraat 24 (next to Infocenter Belvédère) / the Maagdendries Maastricht

  The Sphinxpark has a diverse character and only a few paved paths. Appropriate shoes are recommended. The site has no facilities for the disabled yet.

The Sphinxpark is open until July 1st, 2013.

For the programme, please visit www.landscapeinperspective.nl

 The Sphinxpark is a project by REcentre, NAiM/Bureau Europa and Marres Projects, and is part of the project Landscape in Perspective.

The Sphinxpark is realized thanks to the generous cooperation of the Municipality of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg and Area Development Group Belvédère.