TU/e auditorium

TU/e auditorium
  • Education
  • Interior

The central hall of the Eindhoven University of Technology auditorium (OD205, 1965) has been completely redesigned by BiermanHenket. The assignment was to create a robust, flexible design which could be used for study as well as for eating and relaxation.

The large, robust concrete hall is crossed by a number of traffic paths. Three elements have been introduced which direct the traffic paths, creating a natural zoning. The podium elements are completely disassemblable, so the auditorium can be cleared very quickly for events. The three podiums themselves are multifunctional and can be used for studying, discussions, relaxation and eating. They feature charging points and laptop connections.

  • Design: 2017
  • Client: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Location: Eindhoven
  • Delivery: 2017
Refurbishment large hall
Refurbishment large hall
Extra seating on the stairs

A second eye-catcher is the oaken seating element on the central stairs to the large hall. By halving the number of treads and part-upholstering them, a pleasant seating element is created in four tiers, looking out over the space as if from a stand. Harmony with the remainder of the hall has been created by consistently applying the black and oak colour scheme. Workstations for concentrated work have been installed near the outside façade, in the form of black tables with electricity connections. The gallery features open workstations which can also be used for exams.

Study workplaces on the facade
Study workplaces in circulation
Study workplaces with a view
New flexible stage

‘The black podiums are islands which invite concentrated work as well as meet-ups. They can be used flexibly and can be easily changed or even removed completely for large events. The modular podium elements have hidden wheels.’

Yvonne Segers-van Wilderen, architect and partner
Seating element next to the large room
Refurbishment large hall

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