RetroFuture

Eindhoven’s most iconic building has re-opened to the public with the RetroFuture exhibition. RetroFuture, by Next Nature, explores how we looked at the future in the past and at our current expectations of the future.

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Eindhoven’s most iconic building has re-opened to the public with the RetroFuture exhibition. RetroFuture, by Next Nature, explores how we looked at the future in the past and at our current expectations of the future.

No less than 3,000 m2 of exhibition space has been setup in the futuristic, listed building. In a spectacular and playful setting with design, art, science and film, future thinkers, dreamers and artists take visitors on a journey into how they perceive the world through a visually overwhelming exhibition. De Volkskrant newspaper: ‘After 33 years, Evoluon, the “Eiffel Tower of Eindhoven” has been restored to its former glory as a technology museum.’ NRC newspaper: ‘It is more than simply looking and reading when it comes to this story-telling exhibition with its numerous layers and that constantly surprises and stimulates discussion.’

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What was once strange, uncomfort…

Eindhoven’s most iconic building has re-opened to the public with the RetroFuture exhibition. RetroFuture, by Next Nature, explores how we looked at the future in the past and at our current expectations of the future.

No less than 3,000 m2 of exhibition space has been setup in the futuristic, listed building. In a spectacular and playful setting with design, art, science and film, future thinkers, dreamers and artists take visitors on a journey into how they perceive the world through a visually overwhelming exhibition. De Volkskrant newspaper: ‘After 33 years, Evoluon, the “Eiffel Tower of Eindhoven” has been restored to its former glory as a technology museum.’ NRC newspaper: ‘It is more than simply looking and reading when it comes to this story-telling exhibition with its numerous layers and that constantly surprises and stimulates discussion.’

Retrofuture
What was once strange, uncomfortable and/or artificial is familiar or even natural today. The classic dreams and challenges of for example the Egyptians inspire contemporary artists to create surprising combinations of objects, film and design that throw a new light on the future. Dreams of an eternal life, a paradise on earth or a nightmare in which the world meets its demise: the Evoluon makes you think. And at a mere five minutes from Eindhoven Airport, the Evoluon is probably the first thing you see when you drive into the city. In any case, it is the first really striking building. You can easily park on the grounds, even though Eindhoven’s ‘flying saucer’ is easy to reach by bus, shared bike or scooter.

Iconic Eindhoven
UFO Evoluon is a must-visit landmark in Eindhoven,’ according to an American visitor to the city. And even if you spend hours at this special exhibition and you can enjoy exceptional food and a splendid view from restaurant Next, you can get to the famous Strijp S in no time from Evoluon. Or visit Piet Hein Eek’s design studio or the restaurant on the adjacent Strijp R. If you would like some peace and quiet and some natural greenery to let it all sink in, enjoy yourself in the Philips van Lenneppark or the Philips de Jonghpark.

Next Nature
Next Nature is the international network for anyone who likes to discuss what the future could look like. The organisation keeps an open mind and has confidence in a better future through technology, without being blind to the risks.

Opening times

  • Every monday closed
  • Every tuesday closed
  • Every wednesday from 12:00 to 17:00
  • Every thursday from 12:00 to 17:00
  • Every friday from 12:00 to 21:00
  • Every saturday from 11:00 to 17:00
  • Every sunday from 11:00 to 17:00

Prices

  • Adults €14.50
  • Students €7.50
  • Seniors €7.50
  • Children Free
  • CJP (Cultureel Jongeren Paspoort) €5.00
  • Supervisors Free

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