At the beginning of the twentieth century housing for workers was in great demand. This was also the case in Eindhoven (Netherlands), which is why Philips bought a plot of land adjoining the old light bulb factory in order to build a factory village. Nowadays Philipsdorp is no longer a factory village, and it is difficult to find any of the original features. In order to restore the houses in this prewar neighbourhood, the housing corporation Woonbedrijf initiated a large-scale renovation project in 2012.
Philipsdorp in Eindhoven, Netherlands
Philipsdorp in Eindhoven (old picture), Netherlands
“It was essential that the colour was carefully matched to the colour of the original, so that the entire surface area blended together”, explains Simons.
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