The Graduation Show of the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) moves from De Witte Dame to the Campina site near the Kanaaldijk-Zuid. The exhibition during the Dutch Design Week, has grown from 30,000 to 51,000 visitors in recent years. The move must, therefore, ensure that there is sufficient space to receive this growing number of visitors.

Creative Director Joseph Grima is happy with the move: “The relocation will provide us with double the number of square metres, which will do greater justice to the works of our students while creating more room for our visitors at the same time. Moreover, we are no longer forced to temporarily relocate our educational activities to make room for the show. The theme of this year’s exposition will be determined and fleshed out in the next few months. It is expected that some 150 graduates will be showing off their works this year as well.”

Design Academy Eindhoven has concluded an agreement with BDP, owner of the Campina site, for the shows in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In late 2017, this project developer indicated its intention to start construction of homes and other buildings at the site in the future but to make it available in the meantime for events like the Dutch Design Week. The ROBOT LOVE exhibition will be held at the site this fall as well.

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