Plug-in City 1.0
Year: 2014-2018 | Location: Eindhovn,Strijp-S | Status:Build | Client: SintTrudo
Designers: Raphaël Coutin, Ivo Hulskamp, Tim Kouthoofd, Piotr Szczesniak
Plug-in-City is a temporary village, in the middle of Strijp-S, Eindhoven, that functions as a creative living lab, workshop, event space & cultural center. Plug-in-City is organized and inhabited by a collective of creative professionals, such as designers, architects, artists and other individuals, who we all call “pluggers”. Through the use of containers, old windows, solar panels and other second-hand materials, this small “city” is built on the principles of Circular Economy, for which it received the 2017 ABN-Amro Circular Economy Award.
Plug in City was established in 2014, with a concept initiated by Trudo and the space constructed by Bygg Architecture. It all started with Het Glaspaviljoen – an event space for the Strijp-s community.Over time, Plug-in-City was joined by artists and designers, which significantly broadened our scope and exploration of a variety of creative fields, from music and gardening to fashion and product design. The result of our collaboration and individual work are continuously being showcased during the Dutch Design week.