The council of Eindhoven and Fontys University commissioned Mecanoo architects to build the sports complex in the Dutch town. Intended for educational, professional, and recreational sports purposes, the Sports College can be manipulated depending on the specific use. The crowning glory of the building is the fifteen-metre high climbing wall with an enormous window behind which you can see the climbers making their way up. The architects rightly believe that this building breathes sport from every pore, and it is rightly so. They wanted to create a social building- Everyone is familiar with the stereotypical image of the sports hall as a dull closed box, an association the architectural firm wanted to avoid, which it successfully achieves. The state of the art complex accommodates educational facilities for 2,000 students, five sports halls, a climbing wall, a restaurant and an underground car park with 200 parking places. The sports college presents itself as a powerful entity with a single theme: sport is fun.