Engineering the campus: A comparative study of the concept, morphology and development of the Delft and Eindhoven University of Technology complexes

  • Jaap Evert Abrahamse TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment


This article examines the urban-planning design and elaboration of the Delft and Eindhoven University of Technology complexes. What were the underlying ideas, views and designs for the two complexes, how and to what extent were they put into practice, and how have the complexes developed over time? How did, and does, the surrounding urban landscape influence the form of the campus, and how is the campus linked to the city? This comparative analysis focuses on the campus as an interplay of buildings and open space, emphasising the character of the spatial whole and the changes that have taken place within it.

How to Cite
ABRAHAMSE, Jaap Evert. Engineering the campus. OverHolland, [S.l.], p. 69-101, june 2018. ISSN 1574-3160. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 may 2020. doi: