Heerlen Rooftop Project


To conclude the Heerlen Rooftop Project (phase 2), part 2 of the closing event will take place at SCHUNCK on Friday 1 September.  

Following on from part 1 of the closing event at the end of 2022, we will present part 2 in September. This edition will revolve around regional & Euregional spatial future strategies for Parkstad Limburg. What is needed to properly prepare the Parkstad Limburg region for future challenges, such as climate change, new energy sources, circularity, economy, infrastructure, mobility, landscape and greening of cities, but also welfare and housing? And what opportunities does its geographical location in the Euroregion offer?

In part 2 of the closing event - completing the Heerlen Rooftop Project (phase 2) - we take a look at future strategies of the Parkstad region in the context of the Euroregion. The major cross-border spatial visions and the strategic agreements needed for this will be discussed, but also the regional plans around the above-mentioned themes of Parkstad and our neighbouring countries.


2:00 p.m.

Walk-in (coffee/refreshments/flan)

2:30 pm

Introduction by Andrea Croé, Senior Curator SCHUNCK

2:35 pm

Cross-border planning and building culture

Ronald Wilmes, General Director IBA Parkstad Limburg
Monica Linder-Guarnaccia, former director IBA Basel
Discussion round with Reimar Molitor (under reservation), secretary Regional 2025; Sonja Beeck, IBA Expert Council Federal Ministry and speakers.

3:20 p.m.

Euregional spatial strategy Parkstad Limburg.

Z'LEU & Rheinisches Revier Holger Hoffschröer, RHA & Marc Maurer, MUA
Discussion round with Memeth Celik, head of city development department city of Aachen; Casper Gelderblom, Heerlen alderman; Franz-Josef Türck-Hövener, Herzogenrath alderman and speakers.

4:05 p.m.

Cross-border university cooperation.

Development of Euregional Architecture Prize (EAP).
Master Transcity regions
Andrea Croé, sen. Curator SCHUNCK & Christa Reicher, Prof. Lehrstuhl Städtebau RWTH Aachen
Discussion round with Rolf Westerheide, Architektenkammer NRW (requested); Julietta Zanders, director PEP (Professional Experience Programm); Stefan Devolderen, dean Fac. Architecture UHasselt.

You are cordially invited to join us after the symposium for the opening of the New Regional Bauhaus in the old Rabo Bank building on the Promenade. (5 minutes walking distance).


Parkstad Limburg City Region

IBA Parkstad

RWTH Aachen