Bureau B+B and KettingHuls win the competition for the masterplan of Watersley Sports & Talent Park in Sittard

With their masterplan ‘A dedicated State of Mind’ KettingHuls and Bureau B+B won the competition ‘Stay Grow Play’ organized by Phidias Community Cooking. The assignment was to develop a transformation plan for the former estate in Sittard to house Watersley Sports+Talent Park.

Watersley Estate, on the Kollenberg in Sittard, knows a rich history: during the 17th century it was an estate, 1876 it became a monastery and since the 70’s it served as a care facility for mentally disabled people. In the coming years the site will be redeveloped to become a ‘Sports+Talent Park’; an international residential campus for sports-talents training in the sport zone of Sittard-Geleen and Beek.

To develop the skills, physical characteristics and mental abilities required for every challenge, calls for a lifestyle of sacrifice and meticulous preparation. A dedicated state of mind: a favorable balance between the physical and the mental is the ultimate goal in the development of the individual. The masterplan of Bureau B+B and KettingHuls presents Watersley Sports & Talent Park as the top-notch location for mental relaxation. A refuge for focused introspection, where you can break free from the physical, to discover your inner strengths.

As a retreat Watersley Sports & Talent Park will offer a range of amenities to recharge, meditate, seclude or relax. With its monastic heritage, the landscape and the addition of religious artefacts still present, these grounds provide pre-eminent possibilities for a premium international athlete’s retreat. In all aspects of the architectural plan, the athlete will be able to enjoy full privacy, have the choice for complete seclusion or can opt to meet and engage with other people – from within or outside the sports world.