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Eindhoven’s Colossal UFO-Shaped Evoluon Center is Out of this World!
Posted By Ana Lisa On June 3, 2014 @ 2:47 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,Design,Events,Gallery,Green Technology,Innovation,News | No Comments
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.
+ Evoluon 
Lead photo © van_mij 
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URLs in this post:
 City of Design & Technology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eindhoven
 ‘Green Checklist’ : http://www.evoluon.com/--mvo--/checklist.html
 CO2 calculator: http://www.evoluon.com/--mvo--/co2-calculator.html
 lower energy costs: http://inhabitat.com/24-gorgeous-green-lamps-that-look-great-with-energy-saving-led-bulbs/
 UFO-like: http://inhabitat.com/buenos-aires-spectacular-planetario-galileo-galilei-sparkles-with-thousands-of-leds/
 light bulbs: http://inhabitat.com/philips%E2%80%99-supe-efficient-ambientled-bulb-now-available-in-stores/
 + Evoluon: http://www.evoluon.com/
 van_mij: http://www.flickr.com/photos/van_mij/650260152/
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