Concept for a museum that explain the mine activities in a surprising way. The ‘shape’ and devellopment of the Heerlen/Limburg community was directly a result of what was already existing under the ground.

The concept focusses on the strange experience or ‘being underground’, by walking under a giant disk and putting your head in it. In this way visitors become actors and performers, to be observed by the others, driven by curiosity and experience. The propoasal was not executed due to budget changes.


‘museum of the underground’,

City of Heerlen (NL),


studio Luk van der Hallen