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Erasmus University Building

TeamPaul de Ruiter, Noud Paes, Marieke Sijm, Marlous Vriethoff, Ieva Sliazaite, Katja Gale
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
DescriptionThe new multifunctional university building for Erasmus University Rotterdam will accommodate modern classrooms and study areas with a supermarket on the ground floor. It is prominently positioned on the new main axis, the plaza, where indoors and outdoors merge as much as possible. From the Plaza, students and visitors have free and unobstructed access to the atrium. Accessibility, transparency, overview, daylight and visibility are the keys to the design.
The building is part of the new developments at Woudestein Campus aimed at creating a highly sustainable, lively campus with international allure and a pleasant environment for study and work. Energy: Optimal insulation with tripple glazing; Geothermal Heat-Cold storage; Solar panels on the roof; Natural ventilation; Intelligent lighting and ventilation system with presence detection.
Future ready: The building has been designed as a flexible structure which can incorporate an ‘alternating programme`; initially it will house the library, study areas and shops. Later the building will accommodate the scientific community.
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ClientErasmus University Rotterdam
Start date2015
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