Delft, NL | Kaohsiung, TW | Manchester, GB | Washington D.C.
The numbers of students enrolled at the Technical University of Delft has increased dramatically in recent years. This has created a sharp student housing shortage on the TU Campus. To tackle this problem, more than 1700 homes will be built in the coming years. Because these homes are not yet readily available, the student housing foundation, DUWO, asked Mecanoo to design housing, which can be easily achieved, for the increasing group of foreign students.
In response, Mecanoo designed three towers which can be assembled with a high degree of prefabrication on the Leeghwaterstraat; sketch to completion, including the authorization process, is only one year. Through Mecanoo’s design, the TU campus is able to achieve a specially designed, high quality residential housing complex in a very short period of time.
Location: Delft, NL
Additional Credits: programme
186 student residences, totalling 9,500 m2 (62 apartments per tower)
Leeghwaterstraat, Delft, Netherlands