The Blob

  • Place/CountryEindhoven/Netherlands
  • Completion2010
  • Project TypeCanopies
  • ClientHeijmans
  • ArchitectFuksas, Paris
  • General ContractorHeijmans Bouw
  • AwardSOLID Bautech-Award

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The "Blob" in Eindhoven - the name says it all: The futuristic building is an impressive example of a geometric design whose shape defies any attempt at categorization – it’s just a blob. Where does the roof end and the walls begin? Boundaries are blurred. To construct this unusual building, Waagner-Biro’s engineers called on their long experience in 3D design. The structure consists of triangular, welded steel profiles into which glass and metal panels are set. Each glass panel is unique. In total, the panels cover 2,940m2. The Blob is part of a larger project to revitalize Eindhoven city centre. What looks like a new structure is actually a renovated office building.