This concrete bench for public space will be installed in Utrecht. On the playground between two schools, the design depicts circular thinking – but with a twist. The bench consists of nine prefab concrete elements. A 3D print on a scale of 1:100 gives an impression of its proportions.
The Belgian foundation DOCOMOMO visited the Jan van Eyck Academy as part of an excursion. Director Boudewijn Cox, along with Maurer United, gave a presentation on the modernist building (1958, Frits Peutz), focusing on the history and future of the building complex.
As a jury member of the competition ‘Besucherzentrum Indemann,’ Nicole Maurer co-designated the firm ‘Zweering Helmus Architekten’ (Aachen) as the winner of the competition. The pavilion design modestly poses as a landscape element next to the robust ‘Indemann’ observation tower.
The Heerlen North research project of the Chair of Urban Planning at RWTH Aachen is in full swing. On Monday, Dec. 19, the group of international students presented their initial findings to project leader Ron Meyer. Outside ideas bring new impulses to Heerlen. To be continued.
As part of the International Learning Lab, Maurer United organized a field trip to the Van Eesteren Museum in Amsterdam. Regarding the research project Heerlen Noord, students from the RWTH Aachen studied the district of Amsterdam New West and visited the exhibition.
The Barnhouse is being realized in Ransdaal. A former barn is transformed into the final building block of a carré farmhouse, completely constructed in wood. Maurer United created the design following the Farmhouse. The roof has been completed, with the facades and intermediate floors to follow soon.
REBAU – part of the ‘Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier’ – recently published a book on the topic of circular construction. SUPERLOCAL constitutes a best-case project in this publication, which identifies innovative materials, companies, and projects related to the ‘Ressourcenwende’.
The transformation of Coriovallum Street in Heerlen is underway. Maurer United created the experience concept for the Roman Quarter, and adapting the public space plays an important role in it. Coriovalum Street was designed to be paved with ceramic clinkers, and even so the zebra.
Marc and Nicole Maurer are teaching the Master Class ‘Transforming City Regions Integrated Project I’ at RWTH Aachen starting today. This semester the focus is on Heerlen-North. Students are making plans for this area, for which a National Program was recently established.