Plug in City 2.0

Plug in City 2.0

Eindhoven, Netherlands


A temporary village, in the middle of Strijp-S, Eindhoven, that functions as a creative living lab, workshop, event space & cultural center.

Through the use of containers, old windows, solar panels and other second-hand materials, this small “city” is built on the principles of Circular Economy, for which it received the 2017 ABN-Amro Circular Economy Award.


Plug-in-City is organized and inhabited by a collective of creative professionals, such as designers, architects, artists and other individuals, who we all call “pluggers”.

In addition to being used as a living lab and workshop by the “pluggers”, the space also serves as a cultural meeting point for the community of Strijp-S, where we regularly organize concerts, workshops, talks or all kind of cultural evenings.


Plug-in-City was established in 2014, with the concept initiated by Trudo and the space constructed by Bygg Architecture. It all started with Het Glaspaviljoen - an event space for the Strijp-S community. Over time, Plug-in-City was joined by artists and designers, which significantly broadened our scope and exploration of a variety of creative fields, from music and gardening to fashion and product design. The results of our collaboration and individual work are continuously being showcased during the annual Dutch Design Week.

 2018 brought about an opportunity for us to re-develop and upgrade this project into what we call "Plug-in-City 2.0". We worked on a new design that emphasizes the vision of PiC even more: using co-creation for making this space an inspiring creative melting pot in Eindhoven.  

 At the same time, we are taking this moment as an opportunity to strengthen this community and create an official entity: Stichting Plug-In-City.

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