Eindhoven experiences: Strijp R

Erna van Holland

Architectuur Centrum Eindhoven

www.architectuurcentrumeindhoven.nl



Strijp was a village in the neighbourhood of Eindhoven. It was a separate municipality until 1920, when it became part of Eindhoven


Il 1 Strijp in Eindhoven

Il 2 Strijp R


Tender by the owner Philips

Site 18,8 ha

Approximately 25 buildings

Most of the buildings are empty, few are rented

AMVEST won the tender and is the new owner


Problems

Environmental: surrounding factories and the soil pollution

Bankruptcy main renter (LG)


Chances

Site near the inner city

Green surroundings

Neighbouring housing area is being renovated and new development

Unique possibilty to build new houses with gardens within city boundries (700-800)


Start of the project

Not a design

Research: building history, cultural history, environmental elements, stakeholders and planning

Identity: looking for the new identity

Values of the new identity:

Casual

Innovative

Connective

Host

Cosmopolite


2007

Results of researches put together in one document

New form of cooperation with council and corporate housing company

Starting design and permits

The hope to start building in 2008