RIBA International Award Veemgebouw, Eindhoven Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Caruso St John has won a RIBA International Award for its ‘innovative and joyful’ conversion of the Veemgebouw in Eindhoven, which has transformed the 1940s Philips electrical company warehouse into a modern mixed-use urban building.

The judges' citation praised the project as 'dramatic, bold and highly successful'. The project is now in the running for the fourth RIBA International Prize, which will be announced in November 2024.

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Marco Biagi explores the approach of international practices to decommissioned industrial buildings. Citing a range of recently completed projects, including Caruso St John's Veemgebouw, he discusses the rise of adaptive reuse. Biagi explains through our urgent environmental crisis, the reuse of industrial plants and depots is more necessary than ever, offering a new challenging creative outlet for contemporary architects.

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Caruso St John's Veemgebouw building is reviewed in the Architects Journal's Climate Crisis issue. Rob Wilson explores the project's respectful and flexible retrofit of the listed 1940s warehouse, part of the former Philips factory complex. The building now provides a mix of housing above a range of public and commercial spaces.

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Completion

Veemgebouw, Strijp S

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Construction has completed on Caruso St John's redevelopment of the Veemgebouw, a former Philips factory building on Strijp S in Eindhoven. The monumental industrial site in the Brainport region of the city is now the centre of a lively urban environment.

The design repurposed the existing floors to create a varied mixed-use structure; including workspaces on the upper floors, a car-park and a food-hall on the ground floor. The project also included the addition of 38 rooftop studios and maisonettes.

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Under construction

Veemgebouw, Strijp S

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The mast has been craned into place on top of the Veemgebouw. The design features integrated LED lighting, continuing the local tradition for night time illuminations across the city's skyline. It echoes the mast that stood on top of the building in its previous incarnation as a factory for the Philips electrical company.

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Lecture

Reuse, Recycle
Lessons in Sustainable Architecture

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

10th February 2022

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Peter St John is taking part in TU Eindhoven's lecture series, Lessons in Sustainable Architecture. His talk, Reuse, Recycle will discuss the practice's renovation projects with a focus on their sustainability and design process.

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Under construction

Veemgebouw, Strijp S

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The landscape and interiors of Caruso St John's Veemgebouw Strijp S are now taking shape. The top floor of new construction contains 40 apartments, arranged around a landscaped courtyard, with external facades of curving brickwork that form a new dramatic top to the building.

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Competition

Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Bielefeld, Germany

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Caruso St John have been appointed architects for the renovation of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld.

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Under construction

Office Building, Stampfenbachstrasse
Natural Stone Facade

Zurich, Switzerland

Quarrying is underway for the Verde Spluga stone cladding for the principal façade of the new AXA office building on Stampfenbachstrasse in central Zurich.

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Royale Belge has won a European Heritage / Europa Nostra Award for Conservation and Adaptive Reuse. Overseen by the European Commission in partnership with Europa Nostra, the awards celebrate and promote the highest standards in heritage interventions, research, and education, training and awareness-raising, as well the longstanding dedication of professionals and volunteers.

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Competition

Thune Skøyen

Oslo

10th April 2024

Caruso St John have won first prize in an invited competition to redevelop the historic Thune industrial complex in Skøyen, Oslo. The plan for Thune will transform a series of factory buildings dating back to the 1890's into a mixed-use neighbourhood, with a programme that includes cultural, leisure, and retail facilities alongside office and coworking spaces, light-industrial workshops, and social housing.

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Planning permission

Durolux Building, Cham

Zurich

Planning permission has been granted for the renovation of a listed 1950s industrial building in the centre of the town of Cham on the banks of Lake Zug. The building will be converted into flexible workspace as part of the redevelopment of the Papieri-Areal industrial site.

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Planning permission

Gutstrasse Cooperative Housing

Zurich-Wiedikon

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of two new apartment blocks and a building for a kindergarten and administrative offices for housing cooperative BiG (Baugenossenschaft im Gut) in Zurich-Wiedikon.

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