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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.



Sky Hive

Project: Sky Hive
Partner: Bee Collective

The bee population is seriously threatened throughout the world. In rural ares, where the bee is vital for the pollination of fruits and vegetables, a variety of factors such as single-crop farming and the use of pesticides have caused a drastic decline in bee numbers. Agriculture – and in extent our food production – is largely dependent on pollinators such as honeybees and bumblebees.

One way to increase the bee population is keeping bees in urban environments, where today there is more biodiversity than in the countryside.

A number of design agencies from the Euregion (Studio Kernland, Meier+Moor, Robin van Hontem Productdesign and Werkmannen) have started the project Bee Collective, an initiative that wants to encourage beekeeping in the urban environment. The Bee Collective also aims to make beekeeping more attractive for a wider audience. One of the places where this initiative takes shape is the Sphinxpark, where the bees are not cared after by one beekeeper, but by a collective of new beekeepers from Maastricht. The Sphinxpark is the ideal case study for collective beekeeping in the city. The Sky Hive, a design with an unmistakable urban appearance, makes beekeeping in the city visible and is a prototype that can be applied to other places in cities in the future.

People who want to learn how to keep bees are cordially invited to join the urban beekeepers of the Bee Collective.

Image by Robin van Hontem
Image by Robin van Hontem
Image by Robin van Hontem
Image by Robin van Hontem
Image by Robin van Hontem
Image by Robin van Hontem