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07 November 2019

Open spatial data infrastructure education network

The project SPIDER aims to promote and strengthen active learning and teaching towards open spatial data infrastructures. The Urban Data Governance Group received an Erasmusp+ grant for the three-year project, collaborating with Bochum University of Applied Sciences, KU Leuven, Lund University, and the University of Zagreb.

07 November 2019

Award for thesis on water defense in Vietnam

Alumna Rapa Surajaras won the KuiperCompagnons Gradatuation Award 2019 for masterstudents for her thesis ‘Breathe: Redefining a zone of informal settlements for Ho Chi Minh City’. Her project was selected by the professional jury from over thirty contributions to the annual competition by magazine Blauwe Kamer.

07 November 2019

Distinction for former professor Monica Chao-Duivis

On 25 October, Monika Chao-Duivis gave her farewell speech as professor of Building Law. The day before, she was awarded the distinction Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau for her efforts towards society through her work on building law.

07 November 2019

Makerspaces in public libraries

Public libraries are increasingly facilitating a variety of performative opportunities. Supporting ‘making’ is becoming a common feature. The new open-access publication Atlas: Makerspaces in public libraries in the Netherlands’ takes a closer look to this development.

07 November 2019

Exploration of aesthetics in façade design

The research project ‘PrettyFace – Exploration of aesthetics in façade design’ has been granted funding by NWO Creative Industry KIEM. The project aims to explore aesthetical aspects of façade design, with the goal of identifying and discussing parameters. These parameters can be used to develop building products for architectural application based on aesthetical preferences.

07 November 2019

Celebrating spatial planning and strategy

Spatial Planning & Strategy is one of the key pillars to Urbanism at TU Delft. Over the past eleven years, the integrative approach to urbanism has further solidified under the guidance of professor Vincent Nadin. A new open-access publication celebrates the achievements of the past decade.

07 November 2019

The auxiliary forces behind public real estate managers

A homeless faculty. That was what the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment was when its permanent accommodation at the Berlageweg was destroyed by fire in 2008. For Alexandra den Heijer, a lecturer and researcher at that time, this personal drama provided the impetus for an inspiring learning process. What do you miss the most when you suddenly lose your building and its facilities? As the new professor for Public Real Estate, Den Heijer likes putting that question to students and professionals.

24 October 2019

Freya Spencer-Wood nominated for TU Delft Best Graduate Award 2019

Freya Spencer-Wood graduated from the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment with a thesis on how the dialogue between politics and architecture can be made as open and accessible as possible. On 12 November, Spencer-Wood will give a live pitch to compete for the title ‘TU Delft Best Graduate 2019’, together with the seven nominees from other faculties.

24 October 2019

Archiprix selection 2020 announced

Every year, the best gradation projects of the faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment are selected and exhibited at the BK Expo. The jury selected the nine best projects to compete in the Dutch Archiprix, the leading annual competition for upcoming design talent.

24 October 2019

“For a professor of Building Law, a university of technology is the place to be.”

After fifteen years, Monika Chao-Duivis is stepping down as professor of Building Law. In her farewell speech ‘The case of the melting dinosaur’ on 25 October, she will focus on the emergence of integrated types of contracts. But she will start by making a final plea for basic knowledge of law to be made compulsory for every professional practitioner in the field of architecture and the built environment.

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