Next visits in 2024
TV Picture Tube Factory
The TV Picture Tube Factory in Eindhoven was shortlisted in the category Living Together. Although the name of the project does not give it away, this is a housing area, built on the grounds of a former television production site of Philips. Around 500 apartments have been erected on the factory site, including the RK district with 80 apartments by HILBERINKBOSCH. The architects used the contours of the factory as a leitmotif for their design, including so-called sawtooth houses, terraced houses with separate tower volumes, and a four-story apartment block, inspired by the architecture of the old Philips office buildings. All buildings are clad in light gray brick and feature beige anodized aluminium window frames, orienting them to the history of the place. The area features more housing projects by a.o. Happel Cornelissen Verhoeven and Bedaux de Brouwer, but there are also self-build plots and, last but not least, a ceramics workplace which has been transformed into the headquarters of product designer Piet Hein Eek.
Beeldbuisring/Flowcoatstraat, Eindhoven, NL
The tour started with a welcome by Anneke Bokern (architour and member of the Brick Award pre-jury). Afterwards, architect Annemarie Hilberink (Hilberink Bosch) told the participants all about the design and the building process of the TV Tube Factory, before Anneke Bokern took them on a walk around the neighbourhood.