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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.



Sphinx Tank

Project: Sphinx Tank

Partner: Students 3DKOMM Fachhochschule Düsseldorf

During The Great Indoors in November 2011, a group of 3DKOMM students of the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf made a temporary design for the Sphinxpark, which was still an inaccessible wilderness back then. This design consisted of a watchtower showing an exhibition of objects found in the park. As a follow up, a new team of students has been commissioned to further develop the idea of ‘living an working in a temporary park’.

During their research, the students visited trailer parks, community gardens and encampments of the Occupy-movement, and studied examples of downsizing; a form of living in which one consciously chooses a smaller form of housing. In addition, the students studied forms of temporary housing, such as caves, tents and other flexible forms of living that often express the most primal way of temporary living; the nomadic life.

As a result of their research, the students have placed containers in the Sphinxpark that serve as living-working modules. The container is used as a symbol of a globalised world and a nomadic way of life. The students did not want to drastically alter the appearance of the Sphinxpark, leading to a design in which the containers have been buried and became hills in the environment, thus transforming the containers into caves and referring to the earliest forms of housing.

In the autumn of 2012, one of the containers will be used as an exhibition space for a presentation about ‘living and working in the wilderness of a temporary park’, in which the students present their research. The exhibition looks at alternative forms of living, while preserving the qualities of the landscape. The other container is used as a working space, where workshops, think tanks, debates and meetings can take place.

The students are supervised by Herman Verkerk (architect), Ernst van der Hoeven (landscape architect) and Frank Bruggeman (artist/designer).


Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Benjamin Nast
Image by Moniek Wegdam
Image by Bert Janssen
Image by Bert Janssen
Image by Bert Janssen
Image by Bert Janssen
Students Fachhochschule Spinxpark 2011