ClientEindhoven University of Technology Governing Board
ArchitectDiederen, Dirrix van Wylick architects
Project size19.000 m2 HFA
Start of project2001
Consulting servicesConstruction management, European procurement of works, Safety and health coordination, supervision
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry’s old building has been stripped to its structural system. Based on this, prof. MSc Dirrix designed a highly innovative and transparent building. The old construction (approximately 19.000m2 GFA) has been completely renovated and provides room for department staff office rooms and a student workshop. Furthermore, new construction (approximately 5.000m2 GFA) with laboratories has been realised.
A flexible office concept has been developed for the department’s employee office spaces.
The building is very inviting and unrecognisable when compared to the old situation. It is a functional building containing a great number of laboratories, but one in which utility does not exclude a pleasant work environment. From the outside, but also from the interior open space, one can see what is going on throughout the building.