Opening The Heerlen Rooftop Project | Roof garden

30 Jun 2022

A ceremony will be held on Thursday 30 June to mark the opening of the Heerlen Rooftop Project - the rooftop garden - on the top deck of the Q-Park car park in the Putgraaf in the centre of Heerlen. 


Q-Park Putgraaf


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Op je dak! - or ‘from the rooftops’ - is the slogan SCHUNCK is using for the Heerlen Rooftop Project, on the top deck of the Putgraaf car park. The dull, drab parking deck will be temporarily turned into a small-scale urban farming garden to focus attention on such issues as climate, heat stress and open spaces in an urban environment. The garden will be partitioned into so-called green rooms, which will promote biodiversity and bring nature into the city. The architects collective Selvatico, one of the winners of Heerlen Rooftop Project’s ideas competition (2019), completed the design.

Festive opening

The opening of the rooftop garden will take on 30 June 2022, from 4.30 to 8 p.m. Accompanied by an (alcohol-free) drink and a live jazz combo, we will raise a glass to mark the start of Phase 2 of this ambitious project


  • Word of welcome by Kor Bonnema (Director of SCHUNCK)
  • Andrea Croé (Architectural Curator at SCHUNCK)
  • René Seijben (Manager Expojaar, IBA Parkstad Limburg)
  • Official opening by Roel Wever (Mayor of Heerlen)

Bouwen vanuit de Bodem: Building from the bottom up

There will be a support programme in SCHUNCK beforehand for architecture professionals, with an open call from Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie: Bouwen vanuit de Bodem (‘Building from the bottom up’), including two inspirational presentations by Peter Veenstra (LOLA Landscape Architects) and Selvatico (designers of Rooftop Heerlen).