The great indoors 2011: In Between


Education programme: A strategy for a temporary park
when 6 October - 5 November 2011  where Vacant lot on the former factory complex of Sphinx Ceramics.  with BA and MA students of 3D communication design Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, mentored by Ernst van der Hoeven and Frank Bruggeman. Commissioned by REcentre, centre for sustainable design.  link www.recentre.org, http://www.bureau-europa.nl, http://www.degroenestap.nl  

As part of The Great Indoors Education Programma REcentre comissioned the 3DKOMM students of Fachhochschule Düsseldorf to design an interior for a temporary park in the city centre of Maastricht. This commission was the first stage of a long term project in which REcentre aims to research the temporary use of space and the contemporary meaning of a park.

In a region that had to deal with vacancy of buildings as well as whole areas as a result of a decline in population combined with the economical recession REcentre considers the temporary park as the perfect case study for models for temporary use, while simultaneously exploring meaning and function of a park. Over the course of at least a year REcentre developed and implemented various uses of a (con)temporary park. In doing so we sought collaboration with (local) students, designers, architect, activists, organizations and inhabitants of Maastricht and the Euregion Meuse-Rhine.
The process and outcome of the park was represented in the REcentre exhibition ‘Common Grounds’, February 2012 in NAim/Bureau Europa.