Diederendirrix architecture & urban development designed a striking pavilion for hockey club Oranje-Rood. The large canopy built from laminated wooden joists in a triangular grid, supported by a few pillars, is extraordinary.
The structure extends from the outside into the inside and creates a special interior with an unobstructed view of the fields. This year, Oranje-Rood originated from a merger between the successful top-class sports club Oranje-Zwart (first division champions for the last three years) and recreational sports club EMHC. This new start called for a new, modern clubhouse. The pavilion was festively opened on Saturday 3 September.
Splendid view over all hockey fields
The triangular building with rounded corners is fitted in on a wedge-shaped area between the hockey fields. The pavilion is located on a plinth consisting of an overgrown slope on one side and a stand with 1600 seats on the other side. Underneath, comfortable changing rooms and a physiotherapy room were built, which meet the requirements of a top-class sport accommodation.
On the raised level the luxurious canteen is located, from where you can view the club’s eight hockey fields. The very large canopy will always keep you dry while watching the matches outside. There is room for a business club on the pavilion’s level.
Smart and sustainable building
The smart façades consist of light grey, preserved pine slats. The vertical slats accentuate the rounded corners. The inside is also dominated by concrete and wood, including in the long bar. As commissioner, the city of Eindhoven set high sustainability goals. The EPC (Energy Performance Coefficient) is 0.3 due to the building´s triangular shape, the solar panels on the roof and the high insulation levels.
Frans van Duivenboden, president of Oranje-Rood: “Not the largest clubhouse of the Netherlands, but definitely the coolest.”