The designs will not have come as a complete surprise to the majority of visitors, says Ralph Herben, member of the neighborhood work group and project leader at Maastricht University's facilities services. “We have regularly spoken to people on the street to hear what they think and if they have any ideas.”
The students too, emphasizes Herben. “We want to make wooden seating elements for them, for example, so that students without a garden can study here when the weather is nice.” There are no plans for it now, but "if they make good use of that, we might think about providing good WiFi in the future". The turnout among students was a bit disappointing last Saturday, says Herben. "I think it was because of the lovely weather, because normally I find them very involved in the neighborhood."