Patchwork Parkstad

For the first time in history, the Internationale Bauausstellung, or IBA, was held outside Germany, in Parkstad in the southeast of 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.

The book Patchwork IBA Parkstad presents inspiring projects by Piet Oudolf and Francine Houben, as well as reflections by Dirk Sijmons and others on healing landscapes and stunted cities. Lessons learned, projects and a post-IBA strategy are used to assess the extent to which IBA Parkstad has succeeded in making a contribution to the rich IBA tradition.

Glerum, J. J. (1986). De verdwijnende mijnstorten in Zuid-Limburg en hun plantenfossielen. Grondboor en Hamer, 40(1), 20–30.