Rise of a Campus


The TU Delft campus is not only the oldest but also the largest campus in the Netherlands. How did it come about and how does it stay with the times? The Team Academic Heritage of the TU Delft Library and the Architecture Department of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment warmly invite you to the book presentation of OverHolland 18/19 and the opening of the exhibition' Rise of a Campus' on the top floor of the mezzanine in the Aula.

The exhibition shows comparative research into the development of the university campuses of Delft and Eindhoven, recently published in the journal OverHolland 18/19. This research was supplemented by an overview of the development of the post-war TU Wijk, compiled by the TU Delft Library. The future of the campus is also discussed in a contribution from Facilities Management & Real Estate Development. The red thread of the exhibition is formed by a diverse collection of maps illustrating the gradual transformation from polder to campus.

Admission to the symposium is free, registration is not compulsory but is recommended because of the capacity of the room and catering.

Rise of a Campus' is the second in a series of exhibitions on the history and collections of TU Delft, organized by the TU Delft Library at various locations on the campus. For questions by email, please contact Team Academic Heritage: heritage@tudelft.nl.

Prior to the opening of the exhibition, a symposium will take place in which the topicality of campus development is placed in a historical perspective.



location Commission room 3

14.00 - 14.30 Reception

14.30 - 15.00 Esther Gramsbergen: The campuses of Delft and Eindhoven compared, 1975-2015

15.00 - 15.30 Bernard Colenbrander: Making a policy for the campus

15.30 - 15.45 Pause

15.45 - 16.15 Abel Streefland: post-war laboratory construction of the Delft University of Technology University of Technology


location Vide 2

16.15 - 16.20 Opening exhibition by Managing Director Peter Wieringa and presentation OverHolland 18/19

16.20 - 16.40 Jules Schoonman: Explanatory notes on the exhibition

16.40 - 18.00 Drinks