High Tech Campus Eindhoven
Philips Electronics Nederland BV
gross floor area:
urban planning design:
Juurlink & Geluk
Brink Management & Advies BV
Heijmans Bouw, Regio Zuid
building services adviser:
Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV
building physics adviser:
For the Philips Campus, a total of 4,300 parking spaces were realized. Ca 1,200 spaces were accommodated in four garages that screen the Campus from the busy A2 Eindhoven ring road.
The garages are embedded in the landscape. Access for both cars and pedestrians is situated on artificial mounds, which have been formed using soil freed up from elsewhere on the site. As a result, the garages are approximately 50% out of sight. Because the mounds have been kept at some distance from the garage, no mechanical ventilation is required and during the daytime, there is hardly any artificial light needed.
There are no inclines necessary in the garages themselves and that makes the construction extremely simple. The façades that can be seen are clad with stainless steel mesh and provided with 1,500 m² photovoltaic cells on the south side to generate 'green electricity' for the benefit of adjacent research buildings.