Plug in to

Plug in city

A new creative city within a city. A project initiated by Trudo and co-created with community in Strijp-S; the testing ground of Europe.

Plug In

Plug in to Plug-In-City

Plug-In-City is a creative community strongly based on the Dutch circular economy model, combining sustainable strategies with creative development. Situated in Strijp-S (between the Anton and Area 51 buildings) was a piece of land, a blank canvas ready for creativity and liveliness. Plug-In-City has developed rapidly over 2015 into a place of collaboration and creative diversity. It will continue to grow over the next coming years as a bottom-up creative community. The possibilities are endless, from studio to gallery, from temporary events to apavilion or unique hotel room. 

 

TThis creative city within the city of Eindhoven, is mainly built from re-used shipping containers, and planned in a way that creates a common ground. The citizens of Plug-In-City, so called ‘Pluggers’, are a diverse range designers, architects, craftsmen, artists, gamers and entrepreneurs. A Plugger is able to literally “plug in” to the community and propose a built space for their initiative; to be creative, to share and to bring their individuality to a new place which aims to facilitate collaboration. 

 

This creative city within the city of Eindhoven, is mainly built from re-used shipping containers, and planned in a way that creates a common ground. The citizens of Plug-In-City, so called ‘Pluggers’, are a diverse range designers, architects, craftsmen, artists, gamers and entrepreneurs. A Plugger is able to literally “plug in” to the community and propose a built space for their initiative; to be creative, to share and to bring their individuality to a new place which aims to facilitate collaboration. 

 

New life grows in this former sterile area, leftover materials are reborn into new objects and temporary buildings; plants are slowly invading roofs and open spaces. The circular principle promotes warmth and respectful interaction. Plug-In-City offers an inspiring place to create together and exchange ideas, to relax and to have a coffee and to create together. A first step towards a new paradigm?

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PLUGGERS

If you have a plan for an object, pavilion or installation, then sign up as a PLUGGER. Your plan will contribute to the dynamics and experience of Plug-In-City. In consultation with the supervision team you will be able to choose a good spot and get started.

 

MAKERS

You can rent an atelier container. Makers form a collective, that co-constructs the atelier village and get an atelier and exhibition space in return.

 

EVENTERS

The PLUGGERS regularly offer their space for occasional events. Get in touch with them to book a space!.

 

Het Glaspaviljoen

Snelkookpan 

The Circular Building powered by Studio Bas Luiting & Bygg Architecture

Waterlandhuisje 

The vertical gallery by Fictional Collective & Protocoolers

Ben Pearce

5D Solutions

Ivo Hulskamp

Jaron Su

Herso

MU

Onder de Leidingstraat

Escape Room

Rules

RULES OF
THE GAME

Even Plug-In-City can't quite work without certain rules and agreements outlined below:

Spaces:
Plug-In-City is an initiative by Trudo for the coming years, afterwards you will return your lot to Trudo in the same state you received it. In order to facilitate a maximum number of initiatives the standard lot size is 80m2.
 
Costs: 
To be a Plugger in Plug-In-City is rent free however your participation is at your own risk and expense, including the insurance and security of your space. The cost for connecting gas, water and power is your own responsibility, as is your consumption. Each entry will be judged on (fire) safety, Trudo will assist you in this.
 
Maintenance: 
You will take care of the cleaning of your space in Plug-In-City. Consider your neighbours, the site of Plug-In-City is beside a residential area (Anton Building).
 
Strijp-S:
Strijp-S will continue to grow over the next years. That means that there is always risk of construction activity in the neighbourhood. Parking on Strijp-S is paid and is done in specific parking places. 

Contact

Plug-In-City



Do you want to join Plug-In-City?  Fill in the form and let us know what sort of Plug-In-Creative you are.

 

  • PLUGGER: I am looking for a temporary piece of land in Plug-In-City
  • MAKER: I am looking for a workshop/gallery in Plug-In-City
  • EVENTER: I want to organize an event in Plug-In-City

 

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