Matrix building TU/e completed

'Maker space' in the transformed Matrix building

11-09-2018

A new 'maker space' in the transformed Matrix building. A place where prototyping, innovation and education inspire each other.

With a new entrance, the building has opened up to the 'green carpet', the heart of the campus. Inbo Eindhoven restructured the building by opening the building internally and applying transparent walls. This means that the Matrix building is ready for the users - the Equipment & Prototype Center (EPC), the TU/e Innovation Space (ISP) and the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry (FST), who will use the building jointly. An exciting place for education and experiments, visible to everyone and a place where researchers, makers and students meet. There are plenty of reasons for conversation! 

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The building has been given a new visible and accessible entrance on the transparent side of the building. On the inside the building has been opened up and the new walls are mostly transparent. Not only is it visible from the outside what users do in the building, but the interior is also open and accessible. This stimulates interaction and also contributes to safety. These were clear wishes of the users, who were closely involved in the design choices. This also applies to the supervision team of the TU/e campus, which mainly consists of professors of architecture. Around the new loft meeting places have been designed and there is also room for exhibitions. 

On the ground floor the workshops of EPC and FST are located. Very specialistic research setups are being built there. The floor is largely the domain of ISP. It is a large space with as few walls and obstacles as possible. The facilities are flexible so that they can easily be changed. The innovative ISP has been existing for only a year now, and will continue to develop in the coming period. The current space offers many possibilities for this development. 

In addition to all the specific rooms for the three users, there are classrooms and meeting places. Just like the users, we are very curious about how the exciting combination of functions will work out.

For further information: Aron Bogers, Pieter Keijzer