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.