Philips Stadium, Eindhoven

Philips Stadium – lighting the way to the future

No less than 11 extensive renovation and expansion projects for the stands have been completed at Phillips Stadium since it first opened back in 1913. The last of these involved extensive renovations to the main stand’s fifth floor and the 120 m Promenade on the stadium’s south side. This Promenade now forms an important part of the new multi-function space, as it offers visitors incentives to arrive earlier, leave later and spend the time in-between boosting the club’s match-day profits – naturally in the most pleasant atmosphere possible. This arena, which can be reached by stairs directly from street level, seeks to harmonise interaction and experience with a wide choice of activities housed in striking architecture.

Project data

Sponsor and founder: Philips Lighting

Year of completion/stadium opening: 1913

Stadium height: 46 m

Number of conversion/expansion projects: 11

Capacity: 35,119

Most recent renovations: September 2017

Architects: M+R interior architecture

SCHELL products: MODUS E-K electronic wash basin tap, SCHELLOMAT Basic exposed urinal flush valve, SCHELL COMFORT angle valve

Following the draft design prepared by architects M+R, an elongated shape was chosen to house three modern spaces, each with its own individual character: the chic Lounge, the Sports Cafe and the cosy Living area. Red and white, the football club’s colours, plus black as contrast make up the colour palette here. Anyone taking a walk through this long building can experience the club’s history – and naturally its many victories. The notion of ‘light’ is obviously an important aspect of the design of the Philips Stadium: sophisticated luminaires installed by Philips Lighting not only create a warm and intimate atmosphere in the various hospitality areas but also help to set the stage for events held on the premises.

The 6 sanitary facilities provided off the Promenade and 7 smaller WC units on the fifth ring were also redesigned. These are the areas that see especially heavy use before and after matches and in half-time breaks. Schell’s advanced sanitary technology ticks all of the boxes when it comes to the requirements for WC facilities in the Philips Stadium: hygiene and reliable functionality, coupled with user-friendliness, vandal-proofing, design and cost-effectiveness.

This timeless, minimalist fitting with contactless operation was chosen to match the white ceramics in the WC areas otherwise styled completely in red. Featuring high product quality and durability, the Schellomat Basic exposed flush valves ensure simple pre-wall installation and easy maintenance, combined with high functional reliability and immediate flushing, even in periods of heavy use. Offering excellent protection against vandalism with their all-metal body, another reason for their use in the Philips Stadium was the fact that they can easily handle the building’s high water pressure. Independently of mains pressure, the flush volume can be set to between 1 and 6 litres. The radar sensor integrated into the cover triggers a urinal flush reliably after each use. For guaranteed, contactless hygiene.

Alongside the durable SCHELL COMFORT angle valve, the wash basins were also fitted out with the cold-water variant of the MODUS E electronic wash basin tap. Boasting an all-metal housing and a well thought-out mechanism, this wash basin tap offers the same features as the SCHELLOMAT BASIC. Thanks to its integrated radar sensor for contactless operation, MODUS E achieves water savings of around 62 percent. The flexible SCHELL CLEAN-FIX S connection lines are pre-installed with the MODUS E: these ensure microbiological cleanliness as well as resistance to temperature fluctuations and aging. Ensuring good drinking water hygiene is naturally a top priority at the Philips Stadium: automatic hygiene flushes take place at all installed SCHELL urinal and wash basin taps at intervals no more than 24 hours after the last use.