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Piquenique Electronique

8 June 2013

United World College in the Sphinxpark

25 September 2012
Image by Hans Engelbrecht

Starting October 2012 a group of students from the United World College in Maastricht will be working on a project in the Sphinxpark. Together with designer Debra Solomon and her studio Urbaniahoeve they shall work on a project around urban agriculture in the Sphinxpark.

Sphinxpark by Tineke Kambier

20 September 2012
Image by Tineke Kambier

From the early days of the Sphinpark photographer Tineke Kambier has been visiting the park on an almost regular basis. The pictures she takes form an extensive and detailed visual document of the Sphinxpark.

Have a look at the photos here.

Safari through the Sphinxpark

19 September 2012

Wednesday September 19 a group of children looked, together with the IVN Maastricht, through the eyes of animals at the Sphinxpark during their City nature safari. 

You can find a photo report here.

Piquenique Électronique: Encore Une Fois

16 September 2012
Image by Piquenique Electronique

The third and last edition of Piquenique Electronique in the Sphinxpark was yet another great succes. In the autumn sun around 500 people enjoyed jamsessions, dj's and their picknick.

Have a look at photos of all Piqueniques here.

New pavilion voor het Sphinxpark

9 September 2012
Image by Andries Hoogenraad

Even after it burned down the wooden Maurer-pavilion that formerly stood in the Sphinxpark still kept some of it's beauty. Unfortunately nothing is left of it. Maurer United Architects and Studio Stad, both architects involved in the Sphinxpark project will bow their heads over a new (flame resistant) pavilion for the park. 

Breaking grounds: Lost Formwork

7 September 2012
Image by Studio Stad

Friday September 7 the first pole was placed for the work of Studio Stad; a new project in the Sphinxpark. In their work 'Lost Formwork' Studio Stad makes the history and the future of the Sphinpark terrain visible. 

Late summer in the Sphinxpark

3 September 2012
Image by Dirk Bours


The last days of August the Sphinxpark was transformed into an open air cinema (in cooperation with Lumière Cinema). On August 30 the documentary Queen of the Sun was shown, with an introduction by the Bee Collective. On September 1st the movie Microcosmos played, with as a supporting programme, a classical concert from Polish-Italian string orchestra Il Giardino d'Amore.

You'll find more images here.




Project: Proeftuin
Partner: Het Landhuis

The relationship between city and countryside is changing rapidly. Especially large cities witness a renewed appreciation of the surrounding landscape. By extension, there is increasingly more attention for local agriculture, which is sometimes literally introduced within the city. The countryside is reinvented in the city. Initiatives as the Landgoederenzone around Maastricht or the Prinzessinnengarten in Berlin encourage new relationships between city and countryside, thus not only blurring their historical distinction but also changing traditional values. Exemplary is the fact that with the shifting relationship between city and countryside, the relationship between consumer and producer within the food supply also changes. 

Het Landhuis, a platform for civic participation, exchange and experimentation, has been asked to initiate a small-scale urban agriculture practice in the Sphinxpark. Where Het Landhuis focuses on the consumption of food, the Proefpark in the Sphinxpark can be used for the production and distribution of food, thus creating a local food chain.

Vegetables and herbs are grown in a sustainable manner in the Proeftuin. This community garden is developed and maintained in collaboration with a large group of volunteers. In addition to gardening, various activities are organized. Everybody is welcome to participate in the Proeftuin.

Image by Peter Visser
Image by Moniek Wegdam
Image by Moniek Wegdam
Image by Moniek Wegdam
Image by Moniek Wegdam
Image by Moniek Wegdam
Image by Moniek Wegdam
Video by Berto Aussems