Delft University of Technology's new Department of Geotechnology, part of the school's faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CiTG), is housed in a building at one end of the CiTG complex, which was designed by Van den Broek en Bakema. The fašade was stripped and given a new glass curtain wall imprinted with a pattern of stones sawed in half. Existing window cleaners' balconies were converted into bay windows equipped with built-in air conditioners. Slanting lines in the fašade follow the spatial organization of the interior, a landscape of laboratories, workstations and study areas. Voids were added to connect existing floors and to represent transparency in the education provided here. Floors were enlarged by adding a new stairwell at one end of the building. Materials and colours derived from the original building were applied in a more 'virtual' manner.
How to get there?
The TU Campus can be reached from Delft Station with the district lines 69, 121 or 129. The TU Campus is easily accessible by car via the A13, exit Delft/Pijnacker and exit Delft Zuid/TU-wijk. Parking is possible: behind the Faculty of Architecture and behind the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science.