UNStudio in Winning Consortium for Congress Centre in Eindhoven
UNStudio is among the members of the winning consortium for a new state-of-the-art congress and conference centre to be built in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. The Elysion Consortium was selected by a multidisciplinary assessment committee on April 29 as the winner of a competition for a world-class congress and conference centre to be built as part of Congress Brainport Eindhoven, one of the leading innovative technology regions in Europe. The aim of the development is to enhance Brainport Eindhoven’s international positioning as an inspiring region of technology, design and knowledge.
The competition, launched in 2020, sought proposals for the design of a highly visible building, in addition to finding a consortium that can design, build, finance and operate a congress and conference centre on an international level.
To form the Elysion Consortium, DVP (Diepenhorst de Vos and Partners) brought in UNStudio as lead architect, with Van der Valk as client/operator and Huybregts Relou as contractor. Together with Van der Valk’s design team (consisting of Tielemans for structure and Quant Architecture), the group was completed with additional specialists in theatre technology and acoustics (PBTA), MEP and BREEAM, (DVP Smart Concepts), cost consultancy (ISIS bouwadvies) and future congress (Sixfingers).