The Educational Stance: Changing Sitting Habits16-04-2016
Young Researchers’ Day 201606-05-2016
Did you already visit the former military barracks in Maastricht? There is now another reason for you to visit the Tapijn: the new ‘Schommelstation’.
On the grounds of the former military barracks there is an old gas station which has been dismantled a long while ago, and which did not have a useful purpose yet. Five entrepreneurs working for the Werkgebouw (also based in the Tapijn area, opposite of the Schommelstation), have transformed the gas station into a place which is interesting for all different generations. For the past six months, the entrepreneurs worked on this project and formally opened the area to the public on the 3rd of April, 2016.
The Schommelstation was created with the help of crowdfunding, and even the municipality and the Elizabeth Strouven foundation have contributed financially. The entrepreneurs created five different swings which are focused on the different types of users that will visit the grounds. Next to that, the area now also has a number of over-sized blades of grass on both sides of the former gas station, contributing to the Alice in wonderland theme and great for little children to play with.
We already enjoyed the new and inspiring ‘Schommelstation’, and we hope you will pay it a visit very soon as well!