Reuse materials

Circular reuse for TU/e

The TU/e has the intention to reuse some materials of the Paviljoen itself. In cooperation with the Departmen of the Built Environment an inventory has been made in which the following materials are to be reused elsewhere on the campus:

  • Steel construction Pavilion NP
  • Concrete construction Pavilion
  • Concrete window frames Pavilion
  • Glass partitions.

Disassembly and reuse of the materials will be coordinated in good cooperation so that these materials can be given a new life elsewhere on campus.  

The Paviljoen was realized in 1958 as temporary housing and such a building with a view to disassembly, which promotes the reuse of materials. This can especially be seen at the concrete columns (see photo). These are connected by means of a bolted connection and can therefore be easily reused. So it is remarkable to see that at the end of the sixties people were already thinking about disassembling elements.

Windows for Area51

Demolition company Van Liempd has removed windows that have been picked up by Area51, the Eindhoven skater park at Strijp S. Their building SEU, the former Philips tool shop from 1954, is currently being thoroughly rebuilt into the first building in the Netherlands where all urban activities come together: dance, art, music, skateboarding, BMX, inline skating and freerunning.

Furniture that was left behind after employees and students moved to the Atlas building in January 2019, was donated to the non-profit organization Area 51 in Eindhoven. Area 51 at Strijp-S is the largest indoor park for skaters, skateboarders, BMX-ers, MTB-ers, stuntsteppers and WCMX-ers. With a circular thought chairs, tables and seats have been donated, which have been given a new life in the indoor park.

The window frames (1,6 x 1,6m) from the Paviljoen are being reused to create views from various surrounding spaces to the urbansport course. A good circular application within the same city and in line with the DIY (Do It Yourself) mentality of the urban scene.

Check out the images of the windows Paviljoen for renovation Area51.

Furniture for TU/e staff and students

For TU/e staff and students, used furniture was made available from the Paviljoen building. On Saturday 26 October, 2019 the furniture could be collected. A 2nd Saturday was planned but it was cancelled because all the furniture had already been collected on the first Saturday by some 700 people.

The available furniture consisted of +/- 500 chairs (desk, meeting, kitchen chairs), a few 100 desk and meeting tables, various types of drawer units and fans.

Hopefully the furniture has gotten useful spots and its owners have a lot of fun with it.