Eindhoven's Evoluon is an out-of-this-world building that serves as a multi-purpose conference and events center. Shaped like a flying saucer, it was commissioned by Dr. Frits Philips -- who made the first sketches of it on a napkin -- and built by architect Louis Kalff in 1966. An innovative building and a proud icon of science and technology, it has always attracted a large number of visitors thanks to its unique interactive exhibitions.
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Standing within the Dutch City of Design & Technology, the Evoluon is a daring and iconic landmark. Its concrete dome is 253 feet in diameter and it was originally built to give the people of Eindhoven a beautiful and educational gift as a celebration of Philips’ 75th anniversary.
Nowadays, the Evoluon is deeply involved in hosting sustainable exhibitions, events and parties. It offers companies a free online ‘Green Checklist’ and CO2 calculator, including tips on how to reduce waste, lower energy costs and choosing green conference materials, while helping save money.
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