Part of the school’s faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CiTG), Delft University of Technology’s new Department of Geotechnology is housed in a building at one end of the CiTG complex. This building was designed by Van den Broek en Bakema. Geotechnology Delft is 5.490 m² in size and its architectural design is completed in March 2007 by Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur.
The facade of the building is stripped and a new glass curtain wall is also given to it. This wall is imprinted with a pattern of stones sawed in half while the existing window cleaners’ balconies are converted into bay windows and equipped with built-in air conditioners.
The facade’s slanting lines follow the interior’s spatial organization, a landscape of study areas, workstations, and laboratories. The voids are added to this faculty building to represent transparency in the provided education and to connect the building floors.
A new stairwell is added at one end of the building to enlarge the floors. Colors and materials that come from the original building are also applied in a more ‘virtual’ manner, resulting a modern building with awesome facilities to provide the best education.
Geotechnology Delft Gallery
Photography: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur