TU Delft, Faculteit Bouwkunde
Following the fire of 13 May 2008, which demolished the Engineering department in its entirety, a team of five design agencies immediately set to work to prepare the Technical University’s old main building at the Julianalaan for the temporary housing of over 3,000 students.
Kossmann.dejong has designed the Straat van Bouwkunde [Engineering Street] in the central part of the building. Public services, such as the bookshop, service point, repro and plotting services and student union Atylos, and the E-point can be found along this street. A long wall with wooden cupboards connects the corridor area with the rooms behind it, turning it into a coherent unit.
The old boiler room has been refurbished into a café / restaurant, named Het Ketelhuis [The Boiler Room]. The scars and traces of the refurbishment have on purpose been left visible. The restaurant’s walls carry a statement in stencil letters by Bakema about design. Elements from these letters have also been used in Het Ketelhuis’s logo. The spaces around the restaurant each have their own character.
Europa Nostra Award 2011 - 2011
Nominatie Gulden Feniks, categorie renovatie - 2011
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2011 - shortlisted - 2011