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Brainport Industries Campus

Site plan for factory of the future

The Brainport Industries Campus is an international campus where technology, education, development and manufacturing, meeting and learning and high-quality facilities come together within one area. After the successful opening of BIC I in 2020, BIC II is the second development on the campus where a total of five buildings will be realized. Commissioned by SDK Vastgoed, Barcode Architects and Van Aken designed the campus as a 17-hectare 'factory of the future'. BIC II focuses on maximum connection with its environment, towards an integration of the most diverse users, from casual passers-by to everyday employees and international customers. The campus is an open and accessible park area where visitors naturally can connect with the high-quality manufacturing industry. All this is done with due observance and respect for the existing forest and green structures.

Connection

The campus is characterized by a number of landscape structures. It is embedded between cross-regional structures in a National Nature Network of nature reserves and connecting zones for plants and animals. Within these landscape structures, the campus has its own lifeline: the campus path. A diagonal and publicly accessible connection across the complex that also connects to a diagonal path to BIC I and thus creates a route throughout the entire campus.


Distinctive identity by stripes

Despite the size of BIC II, the building uses space efficiently and shows a human scale to the environment. This is due to the characteristic architecture: an ensemble of 25 meters wide and approximately 200 to 350 meters long horizontal modules, the stripes. These stripes are a subtle reference to the factory's linear production process. By pressing and stretching the stripes, the building responds to the protected nature around it and can accommodate BIC II companies of various sizes. Three stripes are omitted: one for logistic connection and two for educational and green learning paths. The learning paths are a central element in landscape design. They are not just for campus users; visitors can also walk through them and thus become acquainted with the high-tech manufacturing industry in an interactive and educational way. This automatically creates a phasing of four parts, so that the enormous building can grow logically over time. The characteristic architecture is further enhanced by an illuminated shop window at the end of each stripe, so BIC II presents itself on the A2/N2 as a business card for Eindhoven.

Move and meet

BIC II encourages healthy working and believes in encounter as a catalyst for innovation. A healthy work environment is a clean, biodiverse and climate-adaptive, green-blue environment, an environment that encourages a healthy lifestyle, an environment that facilitates and stimulates social interaction and an environment that offers room for innovation. Bicycle use is encouraged by high-quality, indoor bicycle sheds at the entrances. By disconnecting the parking garages from the building and placing them directly next to the exit, the area will also remain free of car traffic as much as possible. All these aspects are integral to the design of BIC II, inviting generations of the future to captivate, retain and preserve talent.

Year

2022

Location

Brainport Industries Campus Eindhoven

Type

Landscape, Public Space

Client

SDK Vastgoed

Size

17 ha

Publications

Architectenweb

Team & partners

Marnix Vink
Michiel van Driessche
Deborah Lambert
Delaram Ebrahiminia
Zacharoula Loizou

Barcode Architects
Van Aken
Gemeente Eindhoven

List
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  2. Eemsdelta Campus
  3. Hondsrug Park Amsterdam
  4. Railroad Zone Amsterdam
  5. Yangmeikeng Sea Boulevard
  6. Rijnvliet, Edible Neighborhood
  7. Healthy Tracks
  8. Towards a healthy city by foot
  9. Floating Gardens, Amsterdam
  10. The Unbound Amsterdam
  11. Seaside Gardens, Gufunes
  12. Brainport Smart District Helmond
  13. The Swan, Zwolle (NL)
  14. Spatial Framework Blankenburg Süden, Berlin
  15. 'Typhoon-proof' Shenzhen's East Coast
  16. Circular City Bodø 2.0
  17. Jonas Amsterdam
  18. A green entrance for the airport
  19. Public Space Alpen
  20. Cartesius Quarter
  21. Isle of Dikes
  22. Smakkelaarsveld Utrecht
  23. Darmstadt Masterplan 2030+
  24. Bao’An G107 Corridor
  25. Master Plan Ter Aar, Nieuwkoop
  26. Waterfront Novosibirsk
  27. City Square Tyumen
  28. Almazov National Medical Research Centre
  29. Strategic Urban Green Study
  30. Public Space Strategy Kanpur
  31. Quartierlandschaft Dietenbach
  32. ImageWharf
  33. Ódinstorg Square
  34. Overloon War Museum
  35. Lokhalle Leverkusen
  36. Ludlstrasse Munich
  37. Yaanila Country Park
  38. Redevelopment Strategy Vogabyggð
  39. Villa Garden
  40. City life in the woods
  41. Schie Quarter Schiedam
  42. Socio-technical city of the future
  43. Buji River
  44. Vaskhnil Novosibirsk
  45. Precincts Canterbury Cathedral
  46. Maritime Campus Almere
  47. Resilient Riverscape Berat
  48. Sijthoff
  49. Strategic Plan Shkodra
  50. Ekaterinburg City Campus
  51. Transformation Strategy Gufunes
  52. Transformation Strategy Chelyabinsk
  53. Fish Market Leuven
  54. Zinder Culture Cluster
  55. Food Innovation Strip Ede-Wageningen
  56. S4 Highway Hangzhou
  57. Strategic Plan Fier
  58. Strategic Plan Elbasan
  59. Kronenburg Business Park
  60. Dharavi Mumbai
  61. Masterplan Smáralind Mall
  62. Urban Test Farm Emmen
  63. Ásbrú Enterprise Park
  64. Asylum Seekers Center Ter Apel
  65. Berlin Am Volkspark
  66. The Museum of the 20th Century
  67. Gardabaer
  68. Metropolitan Westerpark Amsterdam
  69. Science and Technology City Chongqing
  70. Yue Xiu 353 Transformation
  71. Erlongshan Recreational Park
  72. Danxia Recreational Park
  73. Campus Lelystad
  74. Proto Tamansari
  75. City Gardens Tyumen
  76. Park Somerlust Amsterdam
  77. Agricultural Innovation Campus
  78. Bandar Lampung Park
  79. R&D Campus Fengxian
  80. S-West Eindhoven
  81. Biodiversity based dairy farming
  82. Heidelberg Creative Quarter
  83. Brainport Industries Campus
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