Building for Bouwkunde. Loss and Opportunity

ideas competition

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iscrizioni entro 6/11/08 | consegna entro 13/11/08

Loss and opportunity On 13 May 2008, the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) was unexpectedly reduced to ashes by a devastating fire.  The fire shook the foundations of the Dutch architectural community. Nevertheless, this community soon joined forces to set to work again. The Faculty of Architecture in Delft, already renowned the world over for its decisive, innovative and pragmatic approach, has decided to organise an open international ideas competition, in preparation of a project competition for the new faculty building in 2009.


Objectives The Faculty wants to use the competition to encourage architects, urban planners and students to make statements about the university building of the future, and specifically the character and position of Delft’s new faculty of architecture. This open international ideas competition has three objectives:

1. To stimulate research by design.

2. To encourage creativity among the important younger generation of designers.

3. To stimulate scientific development in the field by means of critical reflection and debate.


Entry is open to architects and urban planners and students following a degree programme in the area of architecture, urban planning, civil engineering or industrial design.

Language The official language of the competition is English.


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