Plan “Groene Loper” winning design A2 Maastricht

The competition entry for the design of the under tunneling of the A2 highway, West 8 together with Humblé Architecten prepared for the consortium “Avenue2”, was unanimously chosen by the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, the City of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg and the City of Meerssen as the winning design.

The design envisions a meandering green recreational ribbon, which runs from the north to the south of the city of Maastricht, with 2.000 linden trees on top of a stacked two layer tunnel into which the A2 highway disappears. The quiet and safe park lane is meant for access traffic only. This means more room and better quality of life for inhabitants, flora and fauna. The city will also be better accessible and will have a better traffic flow through.

The consortium consists of Ballast Nedam, Strukton, ARCADIS Nederland, West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, Humblé Architecten, dGmR en Bex* Communications.