This edition the project took place at “Het Homeruskwartier”, a neighborhood in Almere. In this part of Almere self-built housing is stimulated. Every parcel has a passport with the ground rules. The assignment was to design a multigenerational housing on an island with only the parcel passport as starting point. The key words were sustainability, freedom in regulations and “living together”. The students worked in teams of four and made their project in 24 hours. When the time was up every team presented their project and a jury picked a winner!
See the official website for the 24UP here.
Plugged Student Festival 2015
The third edition of the Plugged Student Festival was a success! The bands sounded good, the weather was great and last but certainly not least there was an amazing crowd! For pictures, the after movie and more visit www.facebook.nl/pluggedfestival or visit our website www.pluggedfestival.nl
Congress Shifting Perspectives
At the 12th of March 2015 the day finally arrived. After more than 1,5 year preparation the congress Shifting Perspectives took place at the TU Eindhoven. The congress was sold out, there was a large group of students, alumni, companies and sponsors present which created a good mix of different types of people in the Built Environment. The lectures were very inspiring and created dialogue and discussion. We are proud of big names susch as Daan Roosegaarde and Mitchell Joachim from New York, but also the parallel lectures were very interesting. Everything went smoothly and the participants were very enthusiastic. We have received many positive reactions to this event. We are very satisfied and hope that this congress can be used as a basis for the next congress in a few years.
For information about this Shifting Perspectives visit www.shiftingperspectives.nl
Excursion Berlin 2015
In February CHEOPS went with a group of 30 students to Berlin. The excursion was focused on architecture, urban planning and culture. By visiting architectural office MAGMA, BER airport; which was still under construction, Bauhaus, the Jewish Museum, the Reichstag and other special projects, the committee aimed to let the students experience Berlin to the maximum of their ability.
Chepos 50 & diner
In march CHEOPS has released the fiftieth edition of the Chepos, magazine of the Built Environment. This edition was focused on Eindhoven and all aspects of the city were covered. The FILE-theme of this edition was ‘Alumni’. With the help of interviews with alumni of the Faculty of the Built Environment, the editors of the magazine got to write interesting articles and because of that, a very interesting edition was composed.
To release this special edition, the editorial board of the Chepos made use of the fact that so many interesting alumni were interviewed. This was an excellent opportunity to let students get in touch with well-known people and companies in the built environment. An informal diner was organized which was alternated with lectures of Ingrid de Boer, Jos Bosman, Atelier To The Bone and John Habraken. Especially this last lecture made the evening unforgettable.