Heritage & Architecture
Transformation of cities and buildings is one of the main themes in architecture today. An appropriate balance between the old and the new is a fundamental interest for contemporary design in architecture. Heritage & Architecture is concerned with preservation and renewal in existing architecture. The research by design concentrates on the architectural and technical aspects involved in the growing need for the conservation and transformation of buildings, including those of cultural significance.
FRAC, contemporary art center of the North Region, Dunkerque, France, 2014
Photo: ©Philippe Ruault
Focus and approach
Heritage & Architecture defines research and design on all levels of scale: the use of materials and technology, the reuse and redesign of a building or a building complex, and the development of landscape and urban structure. For all scale levels the value of the entire context is taken into account, which is of vital importance to address the challenges and face the responsibilities of working on existing built structures. Particular attention is paid to values regarding architecture, urbanism, construction and interior, related to architectural history and current questions on sustainability.
Every semester Heritage & Architecture introduces new projects in the Master education, based on present-day cases or the research portfolio Design and History.
Programme spring semester 2019 (pdf)
Prof.ir. Wessel de Jonge, ir. Nol Hermkens, ir. Frank Koopman, dr. Barbara Lubelli, ir. Lidy Meijers, dott. Silvia Naldini, dr. Ivan Nevzgodin, dr.ir. Wido Quist, ir. Alexander de Ridder, ir. Job Roos, ir. Lidwine Spoormans, dr.ing. Sara Stroux, dr. Marie-Thérèse van Thoor, ir. Wouter Willers, dr.ir. Hielkje Zijlstra
For detailed course descriptions, please visit the study guide:
* The MSc2 semester of the Architecture track consists of 9 credits of compulsory courses and 21 credits of electives, of which at least 12 credits for an approved MSc 2 Architecture design project. See also the MSc 2 design projects page for information about the MSc 2 projects including examples of student work.