ClientEindhoven University of Technology Real Estate Management
ArchitectDesign group Trude Hooykaas Ltd. (OTH architects)
Project size4.500 m2 HFA
Start of project2001
Consulting servicesConstruction management, structural design, supervision
The design for the flexible office space is characterized by a central, multifunctional hall in which presentations etc. are given and which serves as a meeting place for the building’s users.
Adjacent to the central hall are several service cores, containing pantries and restrooms.
Office spaces surround the hall. All inner walls are made out of glass, and skylights facilitate the entry of daylight into the deep building. If so desired, concentration work places or conference spaces can be positioned underneath the skylights.
Due to this, the building is highly flexible. In the basement, a fire protected and waterproofed IT room has been installed and furnished with an advanced automatic fire extinguishment systems. All Eindhoven University of Technology servers are housed here.
Since the building remained in use during the construction works, the project has been carried out in three phases, closely attuned to the building’s users. A complicating factor was that the university’s IT facilities could not be interrupted at any time.