Strijp S

Eindhoven, NL

The revitalization of the Philips Company’s former industrial and business complex is transforming the area into a new public/urban domain to live, work and play. A strong characteristic of the new neighbourhood is the combination of existing buildings with new estates.

The core of Strijp S is formed by a sixty-meter wide iconic urban axis, which runs through the complex. The so called ‘Torenallee’ is densely planted with trees, features new public spaces, street décor including characteristic lighting and furniture, ornamental kiosks, and two sculptural buildings.

Parallel to the Torenallee are two urban boulevards, with wide profiles and a thick canopy of trees, which serve as high quality addresses for the new housing estates. Alongside one of the boulevards is an intimate square, surrounded by various restaurants and bars, and a multi-purpose lawn field.

The official website of Strijp-S (in Dutch), vividly illustrates how the urban transformation has come to life.