Building for Bouwkunde
Size: 60000 m²
Client: Delft University
Location: Delft, Netherlands
Year: October 2008
The new Bouwkunde is not just a building; it is a double strategy .It is an urban generator, a phenomenon that
promotes “urbanization”, in constant interaction with its context as an emitter and receiver of energy. It intends
to push the dimensions of architectural practice to real urban experience as well as to engage citizens directly
in the process of brainstorming and production about architecture and the city.
The building is a neutral container of multiplicity. It is not substantial; it is a “void” to be cultivated. It says “yes” to everything by allowing intervention from sides, students and the city. Its main objective is to enhance “creativity” by turning “users” to “actors”. Architects have the most passion to manipulate the space. In this way, the building offers a great potential to become manipulated. On the other hand, by absorbing urban events, it goes beyond the premises of a conventional faculty. Engaging directly with the context, it becomes a “palace” for urban interactions, light, flexible, mutative, modern.
BUILDING WITH NO SITE