Encapsulated Fields – Reflective Scapes
New Faculty Building for T.U. Delft Bouwkunde
The competition was completed by Tobias Klein, Sara Shafiei and Johan Voordouw in 2008 as a short charette competition for the new T.U. Delft Bouwkunde building.. The project attempted to make a vertical series of streets and plazas that meandered through the programmed spaces of the school. Multi-storey void spaces punctuate the floors to be used as studios, crit spaces and exhibition voids that could be viewed from multiple vantage points by faculty and students to continually participate and view the activities within the school as they moved along its winding corridors. The submission was an extension of Herman Hertzberger’s Centraal Beheer in Apeldoorn, the importance of the project was to form connections between the different years and studios to inspire the students and inform the faculty, forging a stronger school programme and a more cohesive student body.
The candy-stripped façade was inspired by the tulip fields that surround Delft, the coloured glass continually animating the offices and voids as light passes throughout the day bringing colour into the building and would be used as a playful marker to the surrounding city just outside of the the T.U. campus.