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Redesign Music Hall Eindhoven

Lead Designers
Prize(s)Bronze in Interior Design / Other
Entry Description

Concert Hall of the future

In the middle of Eindhoven now stands the absolute music centre of the future, a place where lighting,
design and technology are integrated innovatively, without it becoming merely a high-tech building.
Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe of Geldrop designed both the interior and the exterior around the central idea of the Concert Hall as a meeting place. Together with Philips Ambient Experience Design, Hypsos and Rapenburg Plaza, the duo produced an exceptional composition of light, image and specially developed technology. Take for example the way concert-goers are led intuitively from foyer to concert hall by way of subtle lighting signs which move from a high-tech wall and over the 3D ceiling.

Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe designed every detail especially for this project, from the enormous glass façade to the foyers and all furniture, from the working wear to the crockery which consist of 519 unique combinations. The dressing rooms were completey renewed with especially designed relaxing furniture and dressing tables. The upholstery of the seatings in the big concert hall have been renewed by a colour scheme which reflects the audience. The most remarkable change is to the main entrance of the new Concert Hall. This consists of a forwardleaning glass façade, 25 meters wide and 13 meters high. Behind it is a cultural city-foyer where people are welcome throughout the day for a cup of coffee, and to listen to, and buy music. The city-foyer will be fitted with an ambient wall, several meters long, consisting of thousands of led lights, on which films, works of art and concerts will be projected. Visual artist Gerard Hadders realised the content of this living wall.

Visitors can listen to their favourite music in ‘listening chairs’ with integrated audio systems, designed
specially by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe. They also designed multi-functional furniture for the foyers, and special duo-chairs with an innovative lighting system.

details Commissioner Muziekgebouw Eindhoven N.V. , The Netherlands
Overall design Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, Geldrop, The Netherlands
Philips Ambient Experience Design (creative concept & art direction), Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interior architect Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, Geldrop, The Netherlands
Co-architect façades Van Aken Architecten, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Architecture advisor Atelier PRO, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Visual, Light and Sound advisor Hypsos, Soesterberg, The Netherlands

Lighting design Rapenburg Plaza, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Graphic identity Gerard Hadders, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Construction management Brink Groep, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Constructor Adviesbureau Tielemans, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Theatre advisor Theateradvies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Installation advisor Grontmij, Technical Management, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Construction physics, acoustics, fire prevention DHV, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Building contractor Heijmans Utiliteitsbouw, Rosmalen, The Netherlands
HVAC-E Burgers Ergon Installatietechniek, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Audiovisual systems Mansveld Groep projecten & services, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Permanent furnishing Gielissen Interiors & Exhibitions, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Dates Start date delivery 1 June 2010
Delivery 30 September 2010
Measurements Gross floor space m2 11.000 m2
Gross volume m3 unknown
Costs Total installation costs € 10,5 million

Suppliers Materials Name City, Country
Hall chairs Jezet Seating Overpelt, Belgium
Moveable furniture FacilitylinQ Muiden, The Netherlands
Made to measure furniture Keijsers Interior Projects Horst aan de Maas, The Netherlands
Made to measure furniture Lensvelt Breda, The Netherlands
Chandeliers Fornasier Luigi Murano, Italy

All visual materials can be used free of copy rights, if the name of the photographer gets mentioned.

Visual materials Photographer Images of the finished Muziekgebouw Frank Tielemans, The Netherlands
Photographer Images of the Muziekgebouw under construction Merel van Beukering, The Netherlands
Sketches, floorplans Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, The Netherlands
In progress images (prototypes) Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, The Netherlands


Niels van Eijk &
Miriam van der Lubbe

Change the way you experience the way around you

“Our designs raise questions; we work with forms and products we all know, we add benefits to them to make it nowadays products without loosing their own characteristics. They make you change your perspective to things, and challenge you to look at another way to the world around you.”

Graduated at the Design Academy and the post graduate programme of the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Started their design studio in 1998. They focus on product, interior and exhibition design.

Work has been exhibited worldwide and purchased by many museums such as Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Cooper Hewitt New York, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Dutch Textile Museum Tilburg, Manchester City Art Gallery, WOCEF Korea, Museum FIT New York, Princessehof Leeuwarden and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Clients are a.o.; Habitat, Fortis, Premsela Dutch Design Foundation, Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, Rosenthal, Droog Design, Dutch Textile Museum, Moooi, Flower Council of Holland, Kikkerland, Quasar, Fleurop Interflora, SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space), Forbo Marmoleum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. They give lectures and teach product design at various academies ao the Design Academy Eindhoven.