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 façade was stripped and given a new glass curtain wall imprinted with a pattern of bricks sawed in half. Existing window cleaners' balconies were converted into bay windows equipped with built-in air conditioners. Slanting lines in the façade 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.
Interior Geotechnology Delft
TU Delft Facility
interior design for Department Geotechnology, Faculty CiTG, TU Delft
Aronsohn Constructies Raadgevende Ingenieurs bv (construction), Raadgevend Technisch Bureau Van Heugten B.V. (installations)
Van Waning Koninklijke Aannemingmaatschappij, Capelle aan den IJssel