Faculty CiTG, TU Delft

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Faculty CiTG, TU Delft

  1. 1. OIII wins Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, TU Delft press release October 2009CiTGThe Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geo Sciences (Dutch acronym: Geo Sciences. Characteristics of the Earth’s different layers and civilCiTG) is a characteristic buildings on the campus of TU Delft. In constructions typify the new expression of the faculty and relates toaddition to receiving admiration, words such as “awkward, unclear the campus’s numerous other icons.and unfindable” have also been used to describe it. This is mainlydue to ‘de Plint’ (the local name for the building’s ground floor and Light and spacefirst floor), which serves as the connection between the building and Extensive glazing ensures maximum sunlight. Hi-tech craftsmanshipthe surrounding area. is clearly visible in the design, for example, in the impressive framework of the new porch. By these means the building becomes‘De Plint’ part of the education and the sciences taught within it.By creating a new main entrance, campus bar, restaurant, terraces,shopping areas, exhibition space, lecture halls and study areas, the OIII was selected by means of a European selection procedure, basedcurrent Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geo Sciences will be given a on their vision and design.more public complexion and open relation towards the central parkof the campus ‘het Mekelpark’.Structural significanceExpansion and renovation with respect for the characteristicVandenBroek and Bakema building will result in a new appearancethat will both metaphorically and literally link Civil Engineering with OIII architecten Grasweg 79 1031 HX Amsterdam T +31 (0) 20 6277140 W www.o-drie.nl

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