OpenWednesday → Sunday 12:00h → 17:00h
EntreeAdults → € 5,-
Students → € 3,-
Groups (min. 12 persons) → € 3,-
-12 years, Dutch Museumcard → free admission
As a presentation and network organization, BUREAU EUROPA, platform for architecture & design presenting exhibitions and other activities on the culture of the designed environment. Bureau Europa’s focus is mainly on Europe and the Euregion from a social perspective and contemporary topics relevant to society at large.
Why do architecturally ambitious projects sometimes stagnate? What factors affect the success or failure of urban plans? UNREALISED. NEVER BUILT MAASTRICHT looks at the complexity faced by urban designers, architects, landscape designers, politicians and project developers. In the interplay of city planning, policy papers, public opinion, economic climate, cultural zeitgeist, adaptive designers, Bureau Europa wants to advocate for the experimental. Referencing Schubert’s unfinished symphony, Bureau Europa investigates how Maastricht would look if some of its unsuccessful projects were realised. More info here.
De Toonzaal offers a window to visual artists, designers, and architects. Adjacent to the street, they show work that investigates, expresses, or critically addresses issues about to the public domain. CLD is the 2nd artist passers-by will encounter. With her work, visual artist Chantal le Doux creates a mystical universe with its own logic, laws, and language. Expressing herself in various manners, she doesn't shy away from painting, objects, or installations. Her work can be understood as spatial painting, her compositions assembling different shapes, sizes, colour, and material tangibility in such a fashion that their meaning and interpretation transform in each given setting.
From 1 May till 1 September Bureau Europa will be closed due to refurbishment of our building. Yet we're not closed, we're open as our lectures and debates will pop-up at other venues. Keep an eye on our website and social media when and where!