een superpositie van landschappen


Jesse Beulen

'Industrial Past & Future'

Eindhoven University of Technology

September 2015 - Juli 2016


Prof. dr. ir. Pieter van Wesemael

ir. Marcel Musch

dipl. -ing. Hüsnü Yegenoglu

Geert Das, Msc. 



The graduation studio deals with the complex issue of the redevelopment of industrial heritage focusing on a number of sites located in Noord-Brabant. The province of Noord- Brabant is filled with old industrial buildings although many of them have already been demolished because they symbolized miserable living and working conditions. Using the wagon workshop as part of the line workshop localized in the city of Tilburg for my graduation project is a direct result of a research that I did in the first part of the graduation studio. This research focused on the development of the metal industry in Noord-Brabant. The choice of a public library as a new function for the wagon workshop is a reaction on the future plans of the city to establish the public library in the
locomotive workshop, which is also part of the lineworkshop. The development of this project will give an answer to the following research design questions:

‘In what way can the coherence of the line workshop be restored, which once formed a continuous line workshop that was part of the stats railway company?’
‘In what way can the wagon workshop, as a part of the line workshop, be developed from an introvert to an extrovert building?’
‘In what way can the ensemble of wagon workshops be redeveloped, to maintain and reinforce the spatial quality?’

A series of analyses lead to the formation of three urban strategies and one architectural strategy. Even though there are four different strategies, they all want to achieve coherence. The first urban strategy focuses on a new possible way to redefine the coherence between the buildings of the line workshop by creating a new accessibility system based on a sequence of squares. The second urban strategy tries to define the wagon workshop as a link between the Heuvelring and the Besterdring. This is achieved, first by giving the building a public function, namely a public library and secondly using a beam-shaped volume that literally connects both places. The last urban strategy tries to give the building a more extrovert character by literally making holes in the building envelope. The architectural strategy focuses on a possible way to maintain the spatial quality of the buildings and to reinforce this. This is achieved by creating a landscape that connects all different parts of the building. A superposition of landscapes defines a relation between the landscape and the beam-shaped volume. Both the urban and architectural strategies are elaborated in plans, elevations, sections and impressions. The combination of urban and architectural strategies that try to achieve cohesion are elaborated in an architectural design succeeds in providing a possible answer to the research design questions.





Afbeelding 76/ Hoofdcirculatie.
Afbeelding 77/ Definiëren van zones met een specifieke functie.
Afbeelding 78/ Uittrekken of indrukken met een veelvoud van 40 centimeter.
Afbeelding 79/ Definiëren van secundaire circulatie.
Afbeelding 80/ Landschap dat zorgt voor een samenhang tussen de verschillende gebouwdelen.



Afbeelding 81/ Balkvolume.
Afbeelding 82/ Balkvolume vertaald in vier vloerplaten.
Afbeelding 83/ Verticale samenhang tussen het landschap en de vier vloerplaten van het balkvolume.
Afbeelding 84/ Trap die zich doorheen een superpositie van landschappen draait.
Afbeelding 85/ Het Landschap.
Afbeelding 86/ Isometrie van het landschap (zuid-westhoek).
Afbeelding 87/ Isometrie van het lanschap (noord-westhoek).