Slakhal museum ENCI

The Slakhal building on the ENCI-site is undergoing a transformation to become a hub for cultural functions in the former cement plant. The project aims to create a dynamic and flexible space suitable for events, museums, and cultural activities. This transformation involves reimagining the use of the square, the material depot, and the hall with its industrial installations.

The cultural venue is designed to serve as an open stage for various groups, institutes, and inhabitants of the city. The idea is to foster a new relationship between the once closed-off cement site and its surrounding community. This repurposing of the building will allow it to grow into a vibrant space that accommodates diverse cultural activities and events.

The façade of the building will undergo precise interventions to facilitate new usages, improve lighting conditions, and establish visual connections with significant moments and places both inside and outside the building. This means that the building’s exterior will be modified in a way that enhances its functionality and aesthetics while establishing links with the surrounding environment.

One notable feature of the transformed building is the integration of the existing conveyer belt structure, both inside and outside. This conveyor belt system will be utilized to take visitors on a journey through the history of the plant. It will serve as a scenic route that connects the main river with the building, providing an immersive experience that showcases the site’s industrial past.

Overall, the Slakhal project is an essential part of the larger transformation of the ENCI development.Through this adaptive reuse, the Slakhal building will play a crucial role in the revitalization of the entire ENCI site.


Program: Museum and culture
Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Client:  Limburg Real Estate

Partners: Roos / Stokkink, Mecanoo
Year: 2023 – 2025
Status: under development