FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
H.H.L.M. DIRRIX (DIEDEREN DIRRIX VAN WYLICK), 1997-2002, Den Dolech 2, Eindhoven
Diederen Dirrix Van Wylick
Buildings for education
Technical University Eindhoven
This former chemistry building of the Technical University has been converted into new premises for the architecture faculty. The existing generous floor-to-floor heights and floor areas (30 x 40 metres) necessitated additional facilities for natural lighting. To this end a huge void was sawn out of the floors of the top four storeys and the facades clad with full-height glass panels, even the opaque areas. To keep out direct sunlight, each of these panels has a print applied to the outside (a blown-up photo of the scaffolding surrounding Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia) and reflecting cloth on the inside.