NETHERLANDS – From disused to redeveloped. Biennale in Maastricht (6-9 September 2011)

“The Netherlands is emptier than many of us realise. The country has almost seven million square metres of unused office space. Almost 40,000 apartments above shops are unused. The list of disused premises grows by one farm a day, two churches a week, and one monastery a month. Factories, schools, town halls, army barracks and other distinctive buildings are also falling empty. Among all these empty premises, over a thousand listed buildings await a new future.”

The event will also include a day on religious heritage and the organisers are trying to collect the following information: Factsheet_request_biennale 2011

For further information please see: www.herbestemming.nu