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.