Mural as a fitting entrance to the Sphinxkwartier
At the intersection Boschstraat/Fransensingel artist Collin van der Sluijs - in collaboration with Maastricht Streetart - painted a huge mural of a song trush. The Sphinxkwartier now has an entrance that matches the industrial and unusual vibe of this new district.
Further investments in the Sphinxkwartier
The Municipal Executive of Maastricht wants to invest further in the Sphinxkwartier. Therefore the municipal council proposes to buy part of the Sappi factory, specifically the southwestern part of the Sappi site at ‘t Bassin (opposite Lumière Cinema). This plot now has several functions, including as Sappi's car park.
Studio Valentin Loellmann new owner Gasfactory
On 1 December 2019, Valentin Loellmann started renovating the former Gasfactory, a.k.a. the Cokesfactory. The full restoration of the listed building is expected to take several years.
European recognition of the Sphinxkwartier
Maastricht's Sphinxkwartier district is an anchor point along the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH). ERIH anchor points are heritage sites of exceptional historical importance for industrial history. Maastricht's Sphinxkwartier, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the Netherlands, is designated as one of these points.