Frits Philips Concert Hall by Niels van Eijk
& Miriam van der Lubbe

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Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Dutch designers Niels van Eijk & Miriam van der Lubbe have refurbished a concert hall in Eindhoven.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

The Frits Philips Concert Hall features interiors, furniture, staff uniforms and even cutlery by van Eijk and van der Lubbe.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Visitors are led from the entrance area into the concert hall by subtle lighting, which move from a high-tech wall over the ceiling.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

A large leaning glass façade at the front of the building provides views into the foyer and the two floors above.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Photographs are by Frank Tielemans.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

The following information is from the designers:


Concert Hall of the future opens

Sat. 9 Oct. – Festive re-opening of the Frits Philips Concert Hall, Eindhoven

The spectacular metamorphosis of the Frits Philips Concert Hall in Eindhoven is nearing completion.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

The renowned designer duo Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe got together with Philips Ambient Experience Design to design a concert hall that, with the help of lighting, technology and design, is completely in tune with the needs of its visitors.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

The festive re-opening is on Saturday, 9 October.

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.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

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.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Together with Philips Ambient Experience Design, Hypsos and Rapenburg Plaza, the duo produced an exceptional composition of light, image and specially developed technology.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

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 ceiling.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe designed every detail especially for this project, from the enormous glass façade to the foyers and furniture, from the working wear to the crockery.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

The most remarkable change is to the main entrance of the new Concert Hall.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

This consists of a forward-leaning glass façade, 25 meters wide and 13 meters high.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

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.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

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.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Visual artist Gerard Hadders realised the content of this living wall.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Visitors can listen to their favourite music in ‘listening chairs’ with integrated audio systems, designed specially by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

They also designed multi-functional furniture for the foyers, and special duo-chairs with an innovative lighting system.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

The Frits Philips Concert Hall, Eindhoven, celebrates the festive re-opening on Saturday 9 October with a musical Open House from 11.00h to 17.00h.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Commissioned by: Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Total design: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe together with Philips Design (creative concept & direction)Geldrop, Eindhoven

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Interior architect: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe Geldrop

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe
Advice image, lighting and sound: Hypsos Soesterberg

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Lighting designer: Rapenburg Plaza Amsterdam

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe
Graphic identity: Gerard Hadders Schiedam

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

The redesign was made possible due in part to a contribution from the European Fund for Regional Development within the framework of OP-Zuid and contributions from the SRE Regional Fund, Brainport Development, Province Noord-Brabant and Gemeente Eindhoven.

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Frits Philips Concert Hall by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe


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  • http://twitter.com/kardiogramm @kardiogramm

    Personally not a fan, it’s like part of the 90s threw up in there… I think maybe next time they should minimise their palette so it’s not so disorientating and busy. It reminds me of a mall.

    • mmm

      In fact, it is in a mall. A very 90's rossi-postmodernist shopping-galery. The interior is now probably better than it was before, but it seems very random indeed – rather high on flashiness and low on ideas. But maybe Memphis is the way to handle this context – if you can't deny it amplify it over-the-top?

  • cookie

    It is so dutch!!!!

  • cokeyn

    It´s so art deco;)

  • Marcus Des

    Oh my God say it isn't so! Is this the return of…. Memphis? Post Modernism gone awry?
    NOOOOooooooooo……….

  • http://www.china-export-product.com 9633a

    It´s so art deco,I like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/calauer Clemente Al Dente

    dutch now = memphis eighties

  • jan

    A fine example that Product designers should stay with product design. As architects shouldn't design products (that includes you mr. ben van berkel).
    There are nice elements but overall it just doesn't add up and could have been way better with one of the many great interior designers in the netherlands.

  • Mac

    Would it still be something without lighting?