Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
The Hangar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by diederendirrix architects
April 11th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: diederendirrix architects
In the centre of Meerrijk, a Vinex-district in Eindhoven, a typical airplane hangar plus several other buildings, form a valuable piece of industrial heritage which keep the memory of the former Welschap airport alive. Redevelopment plus expansion into a complex for recreational and educational functions has transformed the hangar into a vital cultural centre for the district.
A balcony in the hangar, a sunken sports hall visible from the entrance patio, bridges that cross the patio, a sunken garden, a raised play ground and an amphitheatre in the entrance hall of the Brede school, these are the essential ingredients for a clear, rationally structured yet lively and unique complex. Functions: Brede school (infant school, child day care, toddler play area, after school care, consultancy bureau), library and multimedia centre, art centre, community centre, youth centre, sports hall, fitness & wellness club.
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