Octatube has realised different elements for the renovation, including the transparent entrance building. The Philips Museum is situated in the first light bulb factory of Philips in the centre of Eindhoven.GSG Architecten had the idea of moving the entrance to the original side. By designing it as a tall glass volume, a window is added towards the city for the old factory. At the same time the glass volume is a display in which the museum itself becomes a museum piece; a seat of honor in the urban tissue, according to the architect.
The glass entrance consists of 380 square meters, and interacts with the old building on different places in the museum. At some places the old structure of the Philips factory itself has been integrated with the modern and transparent new building. In the exhibition space, where all the inventions of Philips are exhibited, Octatube has been responsible for a glass staircase, a glass bridge and glass balustrades.
On the 6th of April the museum opens to the public. Below a short seleciton of the dutch media with different video- and photo reports of today's opening: