THE WORLD BENEATH OUR FEET immerses you in the foundations under the city. Welcome in the underground world of water pipes and sewers, optic fibres and electricity cables, waste containers and parking garages. The ground is fuller than you imagine. We need a smarter approach, for now and the future.
Space under the ground
In a city that is literally brimming with plans for the future, the ground is so jam-packed that there is barely any space left for new trees to sprout roots. All the while, current issues are laying claim to the space under our feet. The energy transition and climate adaptation, not forgetting the supply of drinking water and sustainable mobility too.
Foundation of ambitions
The underground overcrowding has gone mostly unnoticed until now. However, it is one of the city’s greatest challenges. In the ground lies the foundation for all of our plans for the city. On which underground design can we build a future? Can we create a fertile substrate so that the city not only grows, but actually blossoms? There are no cut and dried solutions or answers. One thing is certain: good layout and optimum use of the ground beneath our feet is crucial.
Basis for the growing city
Through the exhibition THE WORLD BENEATH OUR FEET the municipality of Eindhoven is putting the foundations of the growing city on the agenda. We are offering an awe- inspiring peek underground, so come and experience this underworld, grit and all.
THE WORLD BENEATH OUR FEET (IN DE VOLLE GROND)
Dutch Design Week
22-30 October 2022
Onder de leidingen (Yksi)
5617 BD Eindhoven
In-depth programme (Dutch only)
5616 LZ Eindhoven
Hurkmans Groep, Circet Nederland, Enexis, Ennatuurlijk, Boomrooierij Weijtmans,
Brabant Water, VolkerWessels Telecom
Art direction and design: fffunction studio
Exhibition design: Envisions
Creative manager: Marlon van Schellebeek
Social design: morgenmakers
Sound design: Albert van Abbe and Ricky van Broekhoven