Maurice Hermans
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Patchwork IBA Parkstad (2022)
Internationale Bauaustellung Parkstad

For the first time in history, the Internationale Bauausstellung or IBA isbeing held outside Germany, in Parkstad- Limburg, the Netherlands. What started as an exhibition for modern construction in 1901, has developed into an urban planning instrument that often provides a powerful impulse to the local economy, public space and society.

Read the authors’ statement, spoken on 1st September 2022.
Photo by Pascal Moors

De Antistad (2016)
Pionier van kleiner groeien

The Antistad shows the development history of the Netherlands' most aging, most transitional and, according to some, most failed city: Heerlen. 

Decades of growth pushed the phenomenon of urban shrinkage to the background and raises the question: how do we grow smaller? How do we built cities smaller? Shrinkage as the accelerator of change.

ISBN 978-94-6208-285-4 | May 2016 | Maurice Hermans | design: Piet Gerards Ontwerpers | Dutch | paperback | 17 x 24 cm | 224 pag. | geillustreerd (120 kleur en zw/w) | with the support of: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Parkstad Limburg en kenniscentrum NEIMED

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