The Kennedy Business Centre square is located on the pedestrian route between Eindhoven’s Central Station and the University. This square serves a number functions: it holds the entrances to the business centre office buildings and offers a warm contrast to the cool grey of the surrounding structures. This is achieved by using red Corten steel plates for the floor. Segments of the square’s surface are peeled back to create pedestrian entrances to the underground parking garages. Finally, rather than ’protect’ pedestrians from the wind generated by the adjacent buildings, we added a playful ’wind-rod’ installation. Now, when the weather is calm and easy, people actually wish for a gust of wind to liven things up. location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands design period: 1999 implementation: 2004 area: 6.000m² designed by: Juurlink [+] Geluk (Huub Juurlink, Cor Geluk, Jeroen van Kesteren, Marcel van der Meys) in cooperation with: KCAP and Arcadis commissioned by: City of Eindhoven photography: Chidi Onwuka, Juurlink[+]Geluk

Kennedy Business Center Eindhoven

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The Kennedy Business Centre square is located on the pedestrian route between Eindhoven’s Central Station and the University. This square serves a number functions: it holds the entrances to the business centre office buildings and offers a warm contrast to the cool grey of the surrounding structures. This is achieved by using red Corten steel plates for the floor. Segments of the square’s surface are peeled back to create pedestrian entrances to the underground parking garages. Finally, rather than ’protect’ pedestrians from the wind generated by the adjacent buildings, we added a playful ’wind-rod’ installation. Now, when the weather is calm and easy, people actually wish for a gust of wind to liven things up.




location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
design period: 1999
implementation: 2004
area: 6.000m²
designed by: Juurlink [+] Geluk (Huub Juurlink, Cor Geluk, Jeroen van Kesteren, Marcel van der Meys)
in cooperation with: KCAP and Arcadis
commissioned by: City of Eindhoven
photography: Chidi Onwuka, Juurlink[+]Geluk