OpenWednesday → Sunday 11:00h → 17:00h
EntreeAdults → € 5,-
Students → € 3,-
Groups (min. 12 persons) → € 3,-
-12 years, Dutch Museumcard → free admission
As a presentation and network organization, BUREAU EUROPA, platform for architecture & design presenting exhibitions and other activities on the culture of the designed environment. Bureau Europa’s focus is mainly on Europe and the Euregion from a social perspective and contemporary topics relevant to society at large.
In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, architects and urban designers played an influential role in the fight against dangerous infectious diseases, such as cholera and tuberculosis. They contributed to a 'hygiene wave' through their designs for the construction of water supply and sewage systems, better buildings, and plenty of inner-city green spaces. Healthcare innovations and the spatial translation thereof can be historically traced one-on-one.
What challenges await us in the 21st century?
These could be (prosperity) diseases, their associated psychological social issues, such as loneliness, and ethical social issues, such as prioritising life quality over life duration. The exhibition examines the impact of technological acceleration on new organisational forms, from prevention in healthcare to privatisation in the pharmaceutical industry.
Participating artists, architects, and designers include:
Thought Collidor (Mike Thompson and Susanna Camara Leret) * Frank Kolkman * Melanie Bojano * Clara Gaggero Westaway and Adrian Westaway * Alexa Karolinski and Ingo Niermann * Zorgrobotica * Geert Mul * Chris Kabel * Deane Simpson design from Studio Joost Grootens * Mulder van Tussenbroek architects * Molenaar & Bol & Van Dillen Architects * Jetske Visser and Marthe Biezen * Social Label * Tom Loois * Martijn Engelbregt * VANDERSALM architecture * Pinar & Viola * OMA /AMO * and others...
On 31 May at 20h, Agnes van den Berg, Professor of Nature Experience and Landscape at the University of Groningen, will be in conversation with Matthias Rottmann, architect and partner at De Zwarte Hond architectural firm about the relationship between nature and healthcare architecture. More info here.
The coming decades will see significant increases in the number of Alzheimer’s patients and the need for specific care homes. Henri Snel, Ruud Hendriks, and Ike Kampho will talk about how to design for people with Alzheimer's. More info here.
As part of The State of Europe lecture series at Bureau Europa, launched in the Maastricht Treaty’s jubilee year, Indira van ‘t Klooster talks about the European signature of the built environment. Van ‘t Klooster is the founder and editor of A10, a magazine and platform for architecture in Europe. More info here.