Are you interested in architecture and the history of the buildings at TU Delft? Or are you interested in how the campus has developed over the past 50 years? Then this tour is right for you! During the architecture tour, a TU Delft guide will take you on a tour of the campus and the most iconic buildings of TU Delft. These are nationally listed buildings that are more than 100 years old, but also the newest educational buildings of TU Delft. A great way to see and learn about the architecture at TU Delft.
During this tour you will visit the following locations:
Mijnbouwstraat 120 (formerly Faculty of Mining Engineering, 1912)
This large building was originally made for the study of Mining Engineering and Petroleum Extraction. The building was built in the Neo-Renaissance style and has beautiful characteristic elements.
Faculty of Architecture (1923)
This gigantic building with a floor area of 30,000 square meters was once built for the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, but was never put into use before. This has left behind many elements that make the building truly unique.
Aula TU Delft (1966)
The Aula of the TU Delft is a textbook example of Brutalism and evokes an emotion in many people. “Impossible not to have an opinion about this building” said Martjan Kuit, journalist from cobouw in the NRC (in Dutch only) where this building is number 3 was ranked among the top 10 most beautiful brutalist buildings.
TU Delft Library (1998)
A building that is also part of the landscape, that is the University Library of TU Delft. This building was designed by Francine Houben of Mecanoo architects (also designed the Mekelpark), and won the national steel prize in 1998.
Pulse is the most recent building on the TU Delft campus and the first energy-neutral building on the campus. The design is also very efficient in use, a unique design based on the educational needs of the future.
Echo will be TU Delft's first energy-producing building and is central to the new area development in the Stevin area. The building is still under construction but is expected to be ready for use in 2022.