The former power plant of Philips in Eindhoven is transformed into the multi-tenant Innovation Powerhouse. A transformation from a brute, raw and heavy industrial complex -in size and volume completely unsuitable for offices- into a comfortable, breathing, spacious, fresh and innovative work environment. The points of departure were to maintain the building’s architectural qualities and to incorporate this vision of an open environment for innovation. To create a vibrant center where all inhabitants can meet, the architects created a clear-cut backbone in the building, which clusters all activity and forms the heart of the building. Inspired by the original plans, the architects added a steel vertical garden to the central high-rise, completing the originally intended symmetry of the building. The symmetry is finished by a glass extension at the back of the building. Other interventions are kept subtle, to highlight and strengthen the monumental industrial character of the building.
Atelier van Berlo
De Bever Architecten
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Structural engineer: Van de Laar Installation engineer: Kemtec B.V. Contractor: GeVa Vastgoed