Research Module: L'EAU

WS 2019/20

Duration: 1 semester


The trinational Rhine-Ruhr-Meuse agglomeration is an unique region in many respects. Firstly, its location makes it one of the most important cross-border regions in Europe and, secondly, it is a region of knowledge, technology and services that interacts independently of administrative borders. The region’s image follows processes, strata and structures in terms of settlement geography, economy, ecology, society and (building) culture, which interrelations, however, have not yet been mapped.

The space laboratory seeks to produce an interactive and annotated map series in collaboration with scientific institutions and partners from practice in the region (and beyond); this in order to communicate the content of these interrelations to an interested public. The map series aims to describe the structural and spatial peculiarities of the trinational agglomeration and to identify challenges and opportunities for further development.

The LEAU research module accompanies the creation of a space laboratory. For such, on the one hand, the administrative structures are to be developed and, on the other hand, the foundations for development of content will be established.

Which steps have to be considered for the set-up of a space laboratory will be reflected upon in each meeting. This ranges the financing concepts to the formulation of work packages. Finally, participants should pitch their results throughout the course. This creates a framework for content, but it also trains participants in practice-oriented methods.


Fri., 25.10.2019, 10:00 – 16:00 - Introduction & Excursion (Maurer United Architects BV Academieplein 1 6211KM Maastricht)
Fri., 29.11.2019, 09:00 – 12:00 - Spin-off Development LEAU
Thu., 12.12.2019, 09:00 – 12:00 - Definition of Layers
Fri., 17.01.2020, 09:00 – 12:00 - Data Basis
Fri., 24.01.2020, 09:00 – 12:00 - First Space Laboratory – Concept View

Further consultations are possible.




Canan «elik M. Sc.