Sand and Gravel Trading Company BRULS (Zand- en Grindhandel BRULS B.V.) has over 90 years of experience with sand and gravel extraction in Schinnen and Spaubeek (NL). Like many entrepreneurs in this sector, Bruls is considering the future. Sand and gravel extraction in this region is coming to an end. Concessions expire and the final function of the quarries is being considered. Former production landscapes take on new significance as a nature, recreation and / or energy landscape. Making the quarries experienceable and accessible is usually the aim.
This also applies to the Bruls company, owner of the quarries in the slope landscape between Schinnen and Spaubeek, on the territory of the municipalities of Beekdaelen and Beek. The quarries together are more than 37 ha. large and located in the middle of the National Landscape South Limburg. The grounds of the adjacent former landfill (approx. 24 ha.) are also owned by the Bruls company.
Bruls has asked HeusschenCopier (design agency for landscape architecture and urban planning) and Jonathan Wanders to conduct design research into the future of the quarry area. This research concerns a conceptual and spatial exploration into the possible future of the quarry area. In doing so, we are looking for added value for people, nature, the economy, recreation and energy.
Title: Quarry Park
Location: Quarry area Schinnen and Spaubeek (incl. former landfill), on the territory of the municipalities of Beekdaelen and Beek (NL). Currently not publicly accessible
Process: May 2019 to the present
To experience: Not yet possible
Dimensions: Total over 60 ha., of which approx. 37 ha. quarry area and approx. 24 ha. former landfill Schinnen
Client: Sand and Gravel Trading Company BRULS (Zand- en Grindhandel BRULS B.V.)
Photos and images: HeusschenCopier X Jonathan Wanders, IVN Spaubeek, Wikipedia, Bing maps
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