All associations of the Built Environment worked together for making a collective agenda, this site provides you with all activities organized by the different associations. For an overview of all activities organized go to the Be-Calendar site by clicking on the following link: http://be-calendar.nl/
Plugged Student Festival 2017
The fifth lustrum edition of the Plugged Student Festival was a great success! The crowd and the bands performing were amazing unless the bad weather circumstances the fifth edition was great! For pictures, the after movie and more visit www.facebook.nl/pluggedfestival or visit our website www.pluggedfestival.nl
Congress Shifting Perspectives
Finally the big day arrived, the 12th of December 2017. With lots of preparations another edition of the Shifting Perspectives congress took place at the University of Technology Eindhoven. A large group of enthausiastic students, alumni, companies and sponsors visited the event. The lectures were very inspiring and created a good dialoge and discussions. We had the honour of welcoming Bas Lansdorp from Mars One and Marc Kushner from New York to the event. Also the other lectures were very interesting. The organization went smoothly and the participants were very enthusiastic. We 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
Study Trip Montreal and Toronto 2017
During the summer holiday CHEOPS went with a group of 30 students to Montreal and Toronto. The trip focussed on the enourmous city expansion and the massive growth. We were welcomed by companies and local universities for example kpmb architects and Neuf architects. We also visited Ottowa, the capitol of Canada and the Niagara Falls. The committee aimed to let the students experience Canada to the maximum of their abilities.
CHEOPSx Student Hotel
On the first of May, CHEOPSx is yet again hosted an exciting evening of debates and lectures. This edition focussed on the newcomer in the skyline of Eindhoven: The Student Hotel. Not only is dealt with the design and construction of the students’ residents, but also the future of Eindhoven is discussed. What will the introduction of several skyscrapers do for the landscape and urban texture of the city? Will high-rise buildings remove or improve Eindhoven’s current identity? And are the height limitations set by the municipality justified?
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.