The redundant Philips R+D gated campus Strijp S encloses some 24 hectares on a site just inside the ringroad to the north-west of Eindhoven. As Philips moves its operation to Amsterdam, the site, retaining its historical buildings, is proposed as a new urban district complementing the city centre while offering something new in terms of mixed use development.
460,000 m² of mixed-use/ mixed tenure includes apartments, town houses, offices and live work units, retail, hotel, catering and leisure with a regional opera house - this development will encourage a 24/7 lifestyle for Eindhoven.
A new civic square forms an entrance piazza, overlooked by a residential tower and a focus for café life, and connected to the city centre by bus and rail. A contrasting green public open space with art gallery, kindergarten and sports facilities in water landscape which integrates environmental systems, forms a new setting for the converted warehouse buildings. A "design square" addresses the historical Philips Clocktower building, a landmark structure on the ring road and railway junction. This will house start up businesses, specialist retail outlets and a design centre.
The development will have a new identity and become a destination for visitors while improving connections to the existing residential and commercial neighbourhoods. Pedestrian and cycle movement is encouraged throughout.
|Client||MAB Services B.V.|
|The Architect||Richard Rogers Partnership|
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