In the centre of Meerrijk, a Vinex-district in Eindhoven, a typical airplane hangar plus several other buildings, form a valuable piece of industrial heritage which keep the memory of the former Welschap airport alive. Redevelopment plus expansion into a complex for recreational and educational functions has transformed the hangar into a vital cultural centre for the district.

A balcony in the hangar, a sunken sports hall visible from the entrance patio, bridges that cross the patio, a sunken garden, a raised playground and an amphitheatre in the entrance hall of the Brede school, these are the essential ingredients for a clear, rationally structured yet lively and unique complex. Functions: Brede school (infant school, child day care, toddler play area, after school care, consultancy bureau), library and multimedia centre, art centre, community centre, youth centre, sports hall, fitness & wellness club.

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Airplane hangar

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Skate track in the hangar

Project details

  • Start date
  • January 2006
  • End date
  • March 2009
  • Client
  • Woonveste Vastgoed
  • Dimensions
  • 8.600 m2
  • Photography
  • Arthur Bagen

Want to know more about this project?

Timo Keulen

Architect / Head of Design Team

+31 (0)40 26 06 744E-mail