Connection and interaction.

A characteristic, derelict site in Sittard was redeveloped after many eventful years. Whereas the estate had previously been developed with a focus on religion and health care, it now profiles itself as a ‘Sports & Talent Park’ where talented young athletes can stay, grow, and play. Given the velocity of developments over recent years, the predictions of consumer demand were quick and efficient but lacked a clear vision for spatial planning. You have now the ability to change this. Despite the fact that the client has a fixed idea about the site’s future, there are still many choices to be made in terms of spatial design. We would therefore like to ask you to create a vision for the entire site. In addition to this vision, we would like to receive a partial elaboration of one of the indicated locations in the form of a design showing how your vision would be successful. This special project offers the opportunity to bring together top talents from various parts of the world and showcase their talent with some magnificent results. The main principles of the design must be in line with the wishes of the users, athletes, and owner: ‘Stay-Grow-Play’.

Watersley Sports & Talentpark has developed rapidly in recent years. The country estate has developed into a hotspot for athletes and young talents. So far, the developments have been realized on the basis of supply and demand, but the time has come for more structure and vision. Many ideas have already been developed in terms of the programme for the buildings, so there is no need to focus on that. The real question concerns the coherence of all of the properties in terms of appearance, branding, and functioning (connections and interaction). For this competition we are looking for a vision for the entire estate and its relationship with the environment.

Alongside a vision for the entire site, we would like to see an elaboration on one location, to show how the vision can become reality. For the competition, we have selected three locations for the elaboration. These locations were chosen because of their relevant location on the site and the challenging program that will need to be accommodated. One elaboration that focusses on the key-words STAY-GROW-PLAY.

And The Winners Are


2200 €


1000 €


100 €


100 €

A dedicated
state of mind


Daniëlle Huls
Monica Ketting
Anna Fink
Angelo Renna
Jules van Veen

Kettinghuls & B+B
Stedenbouw en

Made in


Lisette Plouvier
Stephen Tas
Eline Keus

Lisette Plouvier & Oase
Stedenbouw en Landschap



Christopher Hendrik de Vries
David Rademacher
Jesse van der Ploeg
Suzanne van de Pol




Suet Chan

Urban Mitosis

Stay-Grow-Play submissions


Ger Koopmans

Deputy of the province of Limburg

Kim Schmitz

Alderman of the municipality Sittard-Geleen

Taci Yurtay

Architect at YEPP.

Jan Maas

Landscape architect

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