High Tech Campus Eindhoven
Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV
gross floor area:
ca 11,000 m²
urban planning design:
Juurlink en Geluk bv
Brink Management en Advies bv
HBG van Straaten BV
building services adviser:
building physics adviser:
The facilities for the High Tech Campus are brought together in an elongated band, The Strip. This building, which is situated directly on the banks of the Campus' central pond, contains a differentiated building programme that includes restaurants, a conference centre with auditorium, shops and sports facilities.
By placing the diverse functions on an elongated plateau with a communal roof, an architectural statement is achieved that goes beyond what each individual programme component expresses. The programme is divided over three clusters, each with two storeys, which made phased realization possible. Each cluster consists of two structural elements, with an open strip in the middle where the entrances are located. A footbridge on the first floor connects the two building units. In each unit, vides create a spatial relationship between the ground floor and the first floor.
The expressive curved roof has broad eaves on the north and south sides, which provide a dry route for people walking alongside the water. The introduction of vides means that this characteristic roof can also be experienced on the ground floor.
The roof construction consists of steel trusses 7.20 m c-2-c, supported by round concrete columns 21.60 m c-2-c with 5.4 m wide eaves. The roof has been implemented as insulated steel sheets with a curved ceiling in perforated wood suspended underneath.