The new construction for the Technical Natural Sciences Faculty (TNW) of the TU Delft largely consists of highly advanced laboratories for the departments of Bio-nano Science, Chemical Engineering, and Bio-technology.
Central to the design is the pursuit for flexibility and the future value in combination with offering sometimes very specific local facilities and circumstances, such as almost vibration-proof floors (up to VC-F!), dust-free environments, or very stable temperatures. The design emerged in close collaboration with the client and users.

From the start of the Final Draft, the design was elaborated in a 3D/BIM model.

After completion of the FD plus design, a construction team was put together.

TU Delft Faculteit TNW

Installations, Flexibility & Sustainability

Characteristic for the installations in the beautiful new faculty building is the flexibility the installations offer. Much of the research is continuously subject to alteration. The installations are very modular in their setup and therewith offer the opportunity to easily facilitate the many changes.

The new faculty will be connected to the central, sustainable (heat/cold) facility system that is available in this area. With smart measuring and regulating systems the installations are furthermore perfectly capable to react on the usage and the users.

Because of the specific laboratories in the building, of course a lot of ventilation is needed. However, the energy recollection in the ventilation systems is of an extremely high quality.

Technical University Delft TNW 3D print from Valstar Simonis on Vimeo.