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Sanjay Gangal
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V Tower in Eindhoven, Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

 
February 14th, 2011 by Sanjay Gangal

The V Tower is part of the Flight Forum in Eindhoven, an industrial park with an urban plan by MVRDV. It is based on six clusters dropped loosely into the landscape and accessed from a looping road, a branch connection of the A2. The tower, which contains offices, is situated in ‘cluster 1’, where all buildings with office functions are concentrated. The site is cut across its full length by a parking garage whose roof creates a platform for a second urban level, which even contains a bus line. While the main entrance of the tower is related to the elevated level, delivery and parking take place at the level of the ring road.

The V Tower

The V Tower

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location: Flight Forum 565, 5657 DR Eindhoven, Antwoordnummer 10672, 5600 WB Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Daniel Meier, Natali Gagro, Alex Kunnen
  • Site supervisors: Flight Forum
  • Furniture design: urban planner
  • Date of design: 2006 (Commission received March 2006)
  • Date of completion: Autumn 2009
  • Budget: € 6.050.000- € 1750.00 per m2
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter, Christian Richters
  • Client: Dis Valq /Valid
  • Area: 3451,55 m2
  • Software used: Drawn using Vectorworks and renderings are created using Photoshop

Conference Room

Conference Room

The thirteen-stacked floors correspond exactly with the geometry of the given polygonal footprint, resulting in a somewhat slender volume. Apart from the shared facilities, the entrance lobby and the lounge on the top levels, there is no difference in height between floors. The plan is programmed around two shafts that leave a bay’s width to the exterior skin, thus allowing continuous circulation inside the façade. The inner organization of the shafts allows for a layout of cellular, as well as landscape offices. Besides the shafts, only three columns are needed to support the building.

Conference Room

Conference Room

The glazed outer surface is treated with an enamel print, effecting an alternation of opacity in the tower’s skin. The transparency of the façade ranges from clear to diffuse in a seemingly random pattern, and depending on the light, density and angle, allows a glance inside the building or a reflection of the building’s immediate surroundings.

Detail

Detail

Detail 2

Detail 2

The V Tower

The V Tower

The V Tower

The V Tower

Site Plan

Site Plan

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