Drawn up by an OMA design team led by David Gianotten and Mariano Sagasta, the masterplan for reurbanizing the VDMA site in the center of Eindhoven transforms the area into a mixed-use hub, with housing, offices, and public spaces distributed in 75,000 square meters.
The idea is to create cultural spaces out of existing structures considered industrial heritage, including a 19th-century match factory and a 1920s car park. A third of the site will be taken up by an urban Micro Forest nurturing local plant species.
New buildings for residential and office use are formalized as stacked volumes varying in scale to echo the surroundings. The lower blocks present glass facades referring to Eindhoven’s industrial architecture, and the higher ones feature greenery and photovoltaic panels.
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architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
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works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.