Neuron TU/e wins Architecture Masterprize 2023

8 December 2023

Neuron Eindhoven University of Technology wins the Architecture MasterPrize in category ‘Architectural design – Restoration & Renovation’!

“The annual Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) is an international architecture award recognizing design excellence. The AMP was created to advance the appreciation and exposure of quality architectural design worldwide. The prize celebrates creativity and innovation in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, architectural product design and architectural photography.”

Eindhoven University of Technology’s former Computer Centre, ‘Neuron’, has been transformed into an Education Centre including a dedicated space for the EAISI – Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute. The building is of architectural, cultural and historical value to TU/e. Characteristic design elements have been retained or restored in a contemporary manner, resulting in a layered design that honors the original architecture in both the grander gestures and the smallest details. Built in 1972 by Jacques Choisy (OD205sl), the Computer Centre facilitated once the very first computers. A robust concrete frame construction with a slender layer of glass and steel above. Original features of the façade, including the balconies with red tubular profiles, return in the new design in a more contemporary manner. This preserves the characteristic interplay between the robust substructure and slender superstructure. Four central patios are capped by one large timber canopy, which is connected by a void to the ground floor. This creates a prominent sense of space in the core of the building.

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