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Arup, cepezed win SintLucas Strijp-S campus redevelopment contract in Netherlands

30 Jun 2013 (Last Updated June 30th, 2013 18:30)

Arup and cepezed have won a competition to redevelop a former laboratory into a new building for creative arts school SintLucas in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

SintLucas building

Arup and cepezed have won a competition to redevelop a former laboratory into a new building for creative arts school SintLucas in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The project combines refurbishment of 6,500m² of laboratory and 1,500m² of newly constructed space to produce a new 8,000m² building.

Construction is expected to start in August 2014 and complete in December 2015.

St. Luke and the municipality of Eindhoven have signed a purchase and sale agreement for a portion of the old Philips Natlab at Strijp-S.

Planned to be constructed at Natlab, the building can accommodate 500 pre-vocational students, 1,400 vocational students and 175 employees.

Under the deal, the team led by Arup will provide a package of architecture, structural design, building services, acoustics and building physics services.

Arup said the school will connect to the artistic nature of the area, known as Strijp-S.

The redevelopment of the building is planned to be completed in three phases.

Under the first phase, Natlab 2.0 including a theatre and cinemas will be built, while the second phase will include construction of housing units of Saint Luke.

After completion, the building will feature meeting spaces, multifunctional spaces, a training stage and event technology, and audiovisual design and production facilities.


Image: Arup says the design of the school is intended to connect with the artistic nature of the area. Photo: Courtesy of Arup.