At the beginning of strijp-s, on the center side of Eindhoven, the new office building Bold will be built. Together with VolkerWessels we are designing a new office building which will serve as a link between the city and strijp-s.
Freedom lies in being bold.
The sturdy architecture of concrete frames and large windows refers to the industrial past of this place. It fits well within the context of Strijp-S, which is being developed under the supervision of Adriaan Geuze of West 8.
The main motive in the design is connecting. Connecting entities, volumes and people of different scales. Thus the building plays an important role as a connecting point between the city and Strijp-S. Because of its position at right angles to the PSV laan, it will soon be the first building in Strijp-S that is visible from the city.
There is also a question of connection on the scale of the plot where the building will be. Here, two volumes are linked to each other. A smaller volume of 5 layers is slid into a larger volume of 8 layers. The volumes are clearly part of the same family but have subtle differences.
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