2001 ongoing, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
The revitalization of the Philips Company’s former industrial and business complex transforms the area into a new public/urban domain to live, work and play. A strong characteristic of the new neighbourhood will be the combination of existing buildings with new estates.
The core of Strijp S is formed by a sixty-meter wide urban iconic axis through the complex, the so called ‘Torenallee’. It has heavy trees, public spaces, with street décor of characteristic lighting and furniture, ornamental kiosks, and two sculptural buildings.
Parallel to the Torenallee are two urban boulevards, with wide profiles and heavy trees, which serve as high quality addresses for the new estates. Alongside one of the boulevards are an intimate square, with various restaurants and bars, and a multi-purpose field.