The Dutch Mountains
EindhovenHybrid timber skyscraper
The Eindhoven railway zone is in full development. With a mix of living, working and meeting people, an internationally oriented center will be built here in the coming years. The Dutch Mountains are one of the first projects to be realized here at a central location on the river valley of the Dommel. Two towers with offices, houses and a hotel come together in a collective winter garden. The sculptural building always looks different from different viewpoints and "moves with" the passer-by via the railway or via Professor Dorgelolaan. Much of the building will be constructed in cross-layer glued wood (CLT) harvested from sustainably managed forests.
The Dutch Mountains are a stone's throw from Eindhoven Central Station and the bus station. The city center is easily accessible on foot or by bicycle via the adjacent tunnel under the railway. At the same time, the location is also easily accessible by car and a junction for shared and electric transport is being realized in the building.
The main shape is created by connecting the two towers in a fluid way; facade becomes roof and roof becomes facade again. The towers are therefore inextricably linked. The elegant lines of the façade merge into that of the "voile", a roof construction of laminated wooden beams that gives the building finesse and character, and which is visible from the central interior space.
This green interior space connects the various program components with each other and with the environment. A wide staircase with seating and planting leads to the first floor, where the conference center and restaurant are located. All floors in the basement lead to roof terraces adjacent to this interior space. These terraces are connected to the ground floor via stairs and thus to the Dommelpark. The users of the building are encouraged with this theatrical route (mountain path) to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
timber/concrete hybrid structure
Not all parts of the building can be made of wood or other biobased materials. The most heavily loaded structural parts (including lift cores) of the building are made of concrete. To reduce sound transmission, the top of the floors in the living area is also made of concrete. The south and west facades are fitted with solar panels in a color scheme that matches the rest of the facade.
3. courtyard garden
4. central desk
7. meeting rooms
9. office patio
10. large hall
11. installations large hall
13. vide office layers
14. walking route central area
19. installation layer
22. short stay
23. solar panels
The lowest layers of the towers above the plinth will be furnished as offices and workplaces. These open work floors are adjacent to terraces that have a view of the collective interior space where there is always something to do.
ir. Marco Vermeulen, ir. Wout Kruijer, Msc. M.Arch. Bertus van Woerden, ir. Joost van der Waal, BSc. Jasper Veldhuis, MSc. Joshua Ho
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living, hotel, shortstay, conference, leisure