The Gashouder (Gasholder) often is the frequent venue for large-scale exhibitions, live shows and company presentations. The Gashouder is a place of extremes: it is the home of Awakenings, a club event for 3500 people, and it was the location for artist Hans op de Beeck’s panoramic installation for an audience of one. If you’re thinking big, if you’ve got daring plans, then the Gashouder is the place for you.
Venue the Gasholder
The Gashouder is the most iconic building on the site. A beautiful circular space covering more than 2500 m2, offering all the room you need. The pillarless interior, with its impressive cast-iron ceiling, is a unique example of its kind.
The Gashouder was built in 1902 – at the time it was the largest in Europe. The gas was stored above the Gashouder in a steel tank that extended telescopically to a height of 40m.
It is no secret that events put a lot of pressure on the climate and our living environment. Making the factory buildings more sustainable is more complicated than with newer buildings as the possibilities are more limited and costly due to the buildings’ listed status.
There has been considerable investment in extra insulation and LED lighting in the Gashouder. The choice to replace all gas discharge lamps was certainly worth it; switching to LED lighting has resulted in 45% less energy consumption. With this lighting plan, no additional lighting is required. This means less transport and less CO2 emissions.
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The Gashouder is also for rent in combination with the Leidinghuis