Maastricht UMC+

Maastricht

Surface

  • 7,1 ha

Year of design

  • 2002 - 2024

Implementation costs

  • € 3.800.000

Activities MTD

  • SO, VO, DO, TO

Competence

  • public space
  • healthcare
  • terrains around buildings
Entrance building & roofgarden

The Maastricht hospital UMC+, located along the A2 and by the Maas river, is currently undergoing a large-scale renovation. One of its initial projects is the development of a new entrance area, consisting of an Entrance Building designed by Wiegerinck Architects, a newly constructed rooftop garden, and the ‘valley’ between the new entrance building and the parking garage. MTD is responsible for the layout plan of the rooftop garden and the ‘valley’, obtained through a tender in collaboration with Jonkers Hoveniers.

The aim of MUMC+ is for the new entrance to contribute to the hospital's ambition to provide a healthy, attractive, welcoming, and inspiring environment for employees, patients, and visitors.

The first area involves the rooftop garden situated on top of the existing parking garage. The rooftop garden forms a roof landscape divided into two parts: one area for patients and visitors and another for employees, extending from the staff restaurant. MTD has opted for an organic design to create a uniform and recognizable layout across the entire rooftop garden. Elevation changes in the borders create a rolling, green landscape with space for trees. The trees, along with covered pergolas and parasols, provide shade. At the end of the rooftop garden, two viewpoints have been created overlooking the Meuse river and the Sint Pietersberg. Hospital employees can relax under a covered pergola and enjoy this beautiful view.

The second area is a long, narrow space between the parking garage with the rooftop garden and the new entrance building, designed as a green ‘valley’. This valley serves as an important pedestrian connection from the parking lot to the hospital. This shaded space has a unique character with shade-loving plants and natural stone applications referencing Limburg marlstone.