building services adviser:
Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
building physics adviser:
DGMR Raadgevende Ingenieurs
WEP, WEN and WEO are the most northerly buildings on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, in a prominent position in the Dommel valley. The designs are not copies of each other, but because the building and façade concepts match, the buildings form an ensemble, with each volume coming to the fore in its own way. With regard to the positioning of the buildings, a continuous space of 2 x 14.4 m was left on the north side to ensure transparency between the Dommel valley and the parking strip. An overly strong wall effect is prevented and the buildings can be seen as individuals.
Each building has a heart that connects the various building parts with each other. The heart brings together the main entrance, a building-high vide, vertical transport and coffee corners to create an appealing space. That makes it the place to be for meeting others and communication.
The façades fit in with the façades of the other buildings on campus in their own way. Contact with the surroundings and the landscape, horizontal segmentation and a technical appearance were the parameters here. Within the limiting conditions of load-bearing inner cavity sheets, the greatest possible transparency has been achieved. Floor-to-ceiling window-frames have been made, with a rotating element every 3.6 m. Around the rotating parts, 'telling' frames have been conceived. The front of the aluminium frames lies in the plane of the floor edgings. As a result, the frames contribute to shading from the sun but above all provide contrast and a shadow effect in the façade.