Sappi-Zuid - fotograaf Fred Berghmans


Developments within Belvédère continue in full swing. The coming years Belvédère focusses on the continuous development of the Frontenpark, The Radium, Retailpark Belvédère and the reallocation of 'Sappi-South' in combination with the Landbouwbelang. And of course: the tram Maastricht-Hasselt, with stop Sphinxkwartier as the first stop on Dutch soil.
De mural van een zanglijster markeert de overgang tussen Sphinxkwartier en Frontenpark - fotograaf Fred Berghmans

Mural as a fitting entrance to the Sphinxkwartier

21 April 2020

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.

Artist impression herontwikkeling Sappi Zuid - Belvédère WOM B.V.

Further investments in the Sphinxkwartier

12 March 2020

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.

Cokesfabriek in de steigers - fotograaf Frans Senden

Studio Valentin Loellmann new owner Gasfactory

20 November 2019

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.

Uitreiking ERIH-plaquette aan wethouder Gert-Jan Krabbendam

European recognition of the Sphinxkwartier

9 October 2019

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.