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Sustainable Dutch Auditorium Expansions

UNStudio Designs a New Congress Center in the Netherlands

— May 18, 2021 — Eco
Consortium winner of the competition to construct a new congress center in the Netherlands, UnStudio takes on the project to further develop the Brainport Eindhoven region. The architectural design studio is charged with establishing the region as one of Europe's leading technology hubs.

Dubbed the Elysion Congress Centre, the build will expand an existing, similarly program venue, the Van der Valk. The decision to expand helps lower the construction impact on the surrounding topography while incorporating numerous sustainable features. The design includes renovations for a new 1,500-seat flexible auditorium, a new hotel, and a vertical foyer housing various activities.

To keep the existing building functional during construction, the congress space expansion is placed next to the original building, and the new auditorium sits on top of the conference center.

Image Credit: Archdaily
Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Venue Expansions - Opportunity to create sustainable infrastructure by transforming existing venues with energy-efficient and eco-friendly features, while expanding their capacity.
2. Flexible Auditorium Design - Opportunity to differentiate by creating flexible, multipurpose auditoriums that can accommodate various events and layouts with minimal changeover time.
3. Vertical Foyer Features - Opportunity to innovate the use of vertical spaces in large venues like congress centers, creating dynamic and interactive social environments.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Design - Opportunity for architects and designers to incorporate sustainable and innovative features into expanding venues, creating positive environmental and social impacts.
2. Hospitality and Tourism - Opportunity for hotel and tourism industries to increase their capacity and provide new and unique experiences in areas with expanding venues like conference centers.
3. Event Management and Production - Opportunity for event management companies to leverage flexible and innovative auditorium designs with quick changeover time, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their events.
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