Strijp S residential building

Eindhoven | Strijp S


Several buildings have been realised in building component E of the West8 masterplan for Strijp S, the former Philips factory site. On the north side, the location is characterised by a high degree of urbanity with large industrial buildings up to 28 meters high, and on the south side by the presence of pre-war, small-scale residential buildings. The plan ties in with various levels of scale. The nature of the closed blocks with a distinct parcel allotment is reminiscent of classic, metropolitan urban planning. The parcel allotment gives each building a distinct character with a certain degree of neutrality. Three buildings and a number of townhouses have been realised within this vision developed by West8. Starting from a vertical articulation on a commercial plinth, traditional materials have been used that age well, such as earth-toned bricks, blue stone and varnished natural oak wood. The strong verticality of the brick strips ties in with several buildings in the typical Eindhoven style.

one of the winners of Strijp S Residential Buildings 2005