Minisymposium 2:


A Future for Church Buildings


Seven churches in Oss and Uden


22 February 13:00 - 17:30

Vertigo, FLoor 7, Room 7.06 and Urban Lab space


Within the next decennium it is expected that half of the church buildings in Noord-Brabant will have to close. At the second mini-symposium we will look again at the possibilities for a new destination of 7 churches in Oss and Uden.


With lectures by experts and presentations by students of the TU/e.
The spoken language will be partly English and partly Dutch. A final program will follow.


You are cordially invited!


The mini-symposium is free of charge. However, we would like to hear from you if you are planing to come due to the limited capacity.


The mini-symposium is the second in a series on the future of church buildings. At the end of June we are planning to organise the next one.


View the recap of the afternoon here.


The individual projects of the students will be published shortly in our online project database.


(Room 7.06)
13.00 Welcome

13.15 Introduction

          De opgave in de gemeente Oss
          Ditmar van Grinsven
          Programma manager Wonen en
          (Dutch spoken)

13.30 Lecture

          Dirk Somers
          Bovenbouw Architectuur Antwerpen
          (English spoken)

14.15 Break

(Urban/Lab Space)

14.30 Presentations by students, part 1
          – 4 churches

          (English spoken)

15.30 Break

(Urban/Lab Space)

15.45 Presentations by students, part 2
          – 3 churches

          (English spoken)

(Room 7.06)

16.00 Reflection

          The role of design research and
          church visions
          Reflection by Frank Strolenberg
          Programmaleider Toekomst Religieus
          Erfgoed Rijksdienst Cultureel Erfgoed
          (Dutch spoken)

16.15 Discussion and drinks

View the results of the analytical research below: