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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

Philips' green events center shaped like a flying saucer Evoluon in EindhovenPhoto © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

Standing within the Dutch City of Design & Technology [1], 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’ [2]and CO2 calculator [3], including tips on how to reduce waste, lower energy costs [4] and choosing green conference materials, while helping save money.

Who would have thought that Philips [4] designed amazing and green UFO-like [5] buildings in addition to light bulbs [6]!

+ Evoluon [7]

Lead photo © van_mij [8]

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URLs in this post:

[1] City of Design & Technology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eindhoven

[2] ‘Green Checklist’ : http://www.evoluon.com/--mvo--/checklist.html

[3] CO2 calculator: http://www.evoluon.com/--mvo--/co2-calculator.html

[4] lower energy costs: http://inhabitat.com/24-gorgeous-green-lamps-that-look-great-with-energy-saving-led-bulbs/

[5] UFO-like: http://inhabitat.com/buenos-aires-spectacular-planetario-galileo-galilei-sparkles-with-thousands-of-leds/

[6] light bulbs: http://inhabitat.com/philips%E2%80%99-supe-efficient-ambientled-bulb-now-available-in-stores/

[7] + Evoluon: http://www.evoluon.com/

[8] van_mij: http://www.flickr.com/photos/van_mij/650260152/

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