“You need to give creative people ample space and at the same time put them on a long lead. Managing creativity is one of the most difficult things. It implies a willingness to bend the rules, make mistakes, accept unfinished ideas and to live with ambiguity and chaos.” Manfred Kets de Vries (1996) • Founded in 1904 • Research and education regarding architecture in its broadest sense • Three thousand students, hundreds of researchers, teachers and professors • An international learning community Today we are seeing unprecedented urban challenges around the world. These will only increase in the coming decades. The Faculty combines unconventional thinking with robust research, to investigate and create clever solutions, for living and working in the future. The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment works closely with national and international universities, private parties and the public sector. “I found Bouwkunde to be an excellent faculty with amazing facilities. It offers an incredible selection of seminars, debates, lectures and workshops thus providing a solid architectural infrastructure for ambitious students. My study at Bouwkunde helped prepare me to work in the highly competitive office of OMA.” Tanner Merkeley Unique teaching concept, with a broad general bachelor and lots of choices in the masters, covering the whole spectrum of the field: • 3 years Bachelor programme (Dutch) > BSc. degree • 2 years Master programme (English) > MSc. degree and Ir. or MSc Title • Post-master programmes 31% of masters students come from abroad Our staff comes from 42 different countries RENOWNED PROFESSORS Kees Kaan, Winy Maas, Dirk Sijmons, Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Tony Fretton, Nanne de Ru, Michiel Riedijk, Arjan van Timmeren, Antonio Cruz, Antonio Ortiz, Tom Avermaete. BACHELOR DEGREE • Three-year programme • From the technical aspects of building to the responsible planning of the Netherlands as a whole • Fully integrated, broad, robust • Leads to BSc MSc Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences Applicants can choose between one of five tracks: Architecture uses design as a means to deal with the technical, social and spatial challenges encountered in the built environment. Building Technology encompasses a broad spectrum of engineering and architectural design skills that lead to one of the dominant professions of the future: the sustainable designer. Urbanism draws on the Dutch tradition of combining urban design, landscape architecture and spatial planning. Real Estate and Housing engages with the managerial dimension and processes of the built environment and the construction industry. Landscape Architecture deals with design through all scales as an architectonic composition of natural and artificial materials. MSc Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences Applicants can choose between one of five tracks: Architecture uses design as a means to deal with the technical, social and spatial challenges encountered in the built environment. Building Technology encompasses a broad spectrum of engineering and architectural design skills that lead to one of the dominant professions of the future: the sustainable designer. Urbanism draws on the Dutch tradition of combining urban design, landscape architecture and spatial planning. Real Estate and Housing engages with the managerial dimension and processes of the built environment and the construction industry. Landscape Architecture deals with design through all scales as an architectonic composition of natural and artificial materials. Geomatics provides vital spatial knowledge about the built environment with students learning about the use, governance and application of geographic data. POST-MASTER • The Berlage Post-master in Architecture and Urban Design • EMU: European Post-master in Urbanism • Graduate School A+BE With currently over 250 students, Students graduate with a PhD DELFT ARCHITECTS BUILD ALL OVER THE WORLD Wiel Arets, Jan Benthem, Ben van Berkel, Felix Claus, Kees Christiaanse, Mels Crouwel, Gunnar Daan, Henk Döll, Frits van Dongen, Erick van Egeraat, Dick van Gameren, Adriaan Geuze, Hans van Heeswijk, Hubert-Jan Henket, Herman Hertzberger, Trude Hooykaas, Francine Houben, Kees Kaan, Winy Maas, Bjarne Mastenbroek, Willem-Jan Neutelings, Wytze Patijn, Frits Palmboom, Liesbeth van der Pol, Wim Quist, Michiel Riedijk, Jacob van Rijs, Marlies Rohmer, Dirk Sijmons, Sjoerd Soeters, Carel Weeber. SCHOOL FACTS • Accreditation for MSc AUB, MSc Geomatics, MSc Berlage, MSc EMU • Graduation rate: 95% • Job placement rate: 89% (Source: NSE 2013) • Exchange programmes with 50 international Universities THE HEART OF THE BK CITY COMMUNITY The Faculty’s building is the heart of the BK community. A stunning building with a stunning interior. Completely renovated and used as a living lab, BK City includes an auditorium designed by MVRDV, model making rooms, two cafes and studio spaces for students and researchers. BK City proudly presents hundreds of lectures, seminars, presentations, exhibitions, workshops and masterclasses, often open to the general public. The Faculty researchers and students work on exhibitions within and outside BK City. • Exhibiting excellent student or research work. • Contributions to international exhibitions abroad, such as the Venice Biennale, the Shenzhen Biennale, the Moscow Biennale and the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. RESEARCH “The faculty delivers excellent research relating to architecture and the built environment. The core subjects in which research is carried out include design, planning, engineering, management and geomatics. The majority of the research is concerned with interventions in the built environment: the construction and modification of buildings, urban areas and landscapes.” BK HAS 9 RESEARCH PROGRAMMES: • Urbanism • Architecture • Design and History • Innovations and Management in the Built Environment • Housing Quality • Green Building Innovations • Computation and Performance • Urban and regional studies • Geo information and Technology Systems URBANISM On the relationships between urban patterns and design interventions Key projects • Green blue cities (photo) • Integrated planning and design in the delta • Better airport regions THE ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT AND ITS FOUNDATIONS On architecture as ‘craft’ Key projects • Research on re-use of school buildings • Tacit knowledge: architecture knowledge and scientific research • The Postwar European shopping centre DESIGN AND HISTORY On the integration of all aspects of the built heritage Key projects • Rietveld’s Universe • European Colonial Built Heritage • Self-Healing materials INNOVATIONS IN MANAGEMENT BUILT ENVIRONMENT On evidence-based decision-making Key projects • Supply Chain Monitor • New life in high-vacancy areas • FuturA Future Value Chains of Architectural Services HOUSING On how to achieve sufficient, sustainable and affordable housing Key projects • Building Energy Efficiency for Massive Market Uptake • Demographic Change and Housing Wealth • Creating and Adapting Jobs in Europe GREEN BUILDING INNOVATIONS On renewable resources and a built environment that is largely self-sustaining Key projects • Free-D Facade Manufacturing • Pret-a-loger: House with a skin (photo) • Climate Proof Cities COMPUTATION AND PERFORMANCE On innovative computational tools in the design and construction process Key projects • Energy Performance Integration in Corporate Public Real Estate Management • CONTINUUM Architectural design and manufacturing from the school lab to the fabrication workshop • METABODY Media Embodiment Tékhne And Bridges of Diversity Interactive Wall developed by Hyperbody, Delft University of Technology in collaboration with Festo URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES On the growing complexity of neighbourhoods, cities and regions Key projects • Territorial approaches for new governance • Tenancy law and housing policy in multi-level europe • Cities ‘borrowing’ size: agglomeration advantages in polycentric urban regions GEOINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND GOVERNANCE On the spatial information infrastructure, to solve complex activities in the built environment Key projects • 5D data modelling: full integration of 2d/3d space, time and scale dimensions • Three-dimensional methods massive point clouds • 3D spatial data infrastructure RESEARCH FACTS • Number of scientific staff: 339; • Broadness of scope: From building technology to architecture typology to management in the built environment; • Number of peer reviewed articles: 130/year; • Large numbers of high-quality book publications; Articles in academic and crossover journals. • Cooperations with 60+ universities all over the world.