Maurer United Architects designed a new Speech and Hearing Lab at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen. The learing and working environment was taken into use in September 2016.
Maurer United Architects designed a house located in the beautiful setting of South-Limburg. The client is a local farmer – who is specialized in oxen – owning a beautiful estate. 'Villa Ransdaal' will have a view to the east looking over the stables. To the west, north and south the view will be pointing towards empty Limburg greenfields.
Maurer United Architects developed a light landmark to remember 'Lange Lies' and 'Lange Jan', two demolished chimneys (155 meters and 135 meters height) related to the mine activities in Heerlen some 50 years ago. The title of the artwork ‘The future is Mine’ combines current opportunities with past achievements of the local community. It is the final project of M2015 Heerlen and will radiate until December 31st, 2015.
Maurer United Architects designed a tunnel for pedestrians and bikes in Zutphen. The sculptural design is illuminated by light artist Herman Kuijer. The opening took place at November 14th, 2015. Photo by Jannes Linders.
Housing association HEEMwonen, the City of Kerkrade and Maurer United Architects are currently working on a transformation project, entitled SUPERLOCAL. The aim is to re-use the material of three to be torn-down apartment blocks and develop 100 new dwellings on location.This year, a book was published evaluating the functioning of the apartment blocks during the past 50 years. The book, entitled JIDDERINNE VÓLT ZIECH DOA HEEM (‘everyone felt at home there’) and counting 160 pages, contains interviews, floor plans, interior photo’s and much more valuable information. Maurer United Architects presented the project at theReciprocity Liege (Belgium) conference CONSTRUCTION / DECONSTRUCTION / RECONSTRUCTION at October 201th, 2015 and at Maastricht Bureau Europa at Novermber 11th, 2015.
Maurer United Architects designed iconic sculptures for City of Heerlen year theme M2015, that was organized to recollect the closing of the local mining industry fifty years ago. The hyperbolic structures were made of wooden planks. The colors represent the flags of the ten nationalities of former mineworkers in this area. The sculptures are located at the terrain of demolished mining shaft EMMA, where the cooling towers were actually invented and built by Van Iterson during the mining activities.
From September 18th until December 4th, 2015, Maurer United Architects presented the exhibition SHIFTING IDENTITIES at the Gouvernement Maastricht (The Netherlands). The exhibition was part of Reciprocity Liege (Belgium) and was put together in close cooperation with StormHand, Geurlab and Cologne Intelligence.
The CO-CREATION LAB was taken into use on September 17th, 2015. The lab is located at the enormous glass house 'Villa Flora’ in Venlo (The Netherlands). The design by Maurer United Architects is meant to function as an incubator at the Brightlands Greenport Campus in Venlo. Photo: Kim Zwarts.