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Pulse

Pulse will be a new education building on the TU Delft campus once it is built between the faculties of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) and 3mE. It will become a central place bringing students and lecturers together to make contacts, collaborate, acquire knowledge and share the latter and develop themselves.

With the realisation of teaching spaces varying in size and design, new types of education like interactive seminars, a flipped classroom and video conferencing will be supported. Alongside education spaces, the building also houses food and beverage facilities featuring approximately 200 seats for relaxation and studying.

Pulse’s high sustainability ambitions represent an important step towards making the campus more sustainable. The building will be equipped with approximately 950 m² solar panels and underground thermal storage.

Follow the construction of Pulse on Facebook and take a look at the livestream below.

Themes

Education

Pulse’s design came about in close cooperation with students and lecturers who discussed the preferred lay-out for the instruction rooms and the experience of the study landscape in the building. Their input has, for instance, resulted in the building having a lot of writable walls in the lecture rooms, extra lockers and longer opening hours. Students will be able to take classes by day, have a nice meal outdoors on the patio and then continue to study until late in the evening.

Education spaces
The education spaces are central to the building and were based on the input of students and teachers. It focuses on their current needs and – where possible – their expected future wishes. With this in mind, we chose to realize teaching spaces that vary in capacity between 60 to 100 seats. There will also be two terraced rooms for groups of 125 people, that can be used for both instruction and project work. Three additional rooms for approximately 50 people will be built, each with a special theme. The total number of instruction seats at Pulse amounts to 1,020. Various studying and meeting spaces will be situated throughout the building and its food and beverage areas. Study spaces in education rooms can also be used as (quiet) study areas during the evenings and exam periods.

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Connecting element

To make Pulse integrate as naturally as possible into the existing built environment, it will be connected to the surrounding buildings. It will be connected to 3ME in two places and to Industrial Design Engineering on one side, with a direct connection to the Learning Lab. Bicycle parking will be possible at the new, larger, bicycle shed across the square that will also feature a coffee bar and bicycle repair.

Pulse will constitute a junction within a network of faculties thereby providing opportunities for cooperation between various disciplines. The building’s shape also makes this apparent. Its transparent design, the food and beverage outlets, the patio and the square make Pulse a meeting place at the heart of our campus.

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Food & Beverages

Soon you will be able to relax or study in the ground floor cafeteria at Pulse that seats around 200. There various food and beverage concessions will be grouped together in a ‘Foodmarket’ concept. This will provide a wider, more varied range and is aligned with TU Delft’s new vision for food and beverage provision. Plenty of choice in other words.

Open all day, for (international) meals, something sweet or coffee. Some food and beverage suppliers for lunch and dinner will even be regularly switched. This range will be augmented by a food truck on the square. At the moment, the spaces for food and beverage vendors are being detailed. Finally, the large patio on the square will be a great place to sit when the weather’s good.

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The design

Pulse was dreamt up by Ector Hoogstad Architecten. The design is restrained, yet simultaneously an exceptional, conspicuous element on the square; inviting to both visitors and passers-by. Light and transparent thanks to the use of skylights, vides and glass facades. Pulse’s facade can be partially opened making the ground floor cafeteria merge with the square.

The building’s shape emphasises the physical connection between 3ME and Industrial Design Engineering, thereby constituting a crossroads within a network of faculties. Flexibility in construction and layout provide multifunctional operability over time and with regard to usage.  Thanks to flexible dividers, several rooms can be increased or decreased in size and the large terraced room was specially designed for both lecturers and project-based education.

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Facts & figures

    • Building 33
    • First energy neutral building on campus
    • Total gross floor area: approx. 4,700 m2
    • 1,020 education spaces
    • 2 terraced rooms with a capacity of 125 people
    • 8 rooms with capacities of 60 to 100 people
    • Three special rooms for non-standard educational settings
    • Approx. 160 self-study spaces
    • Extended opening hours
    • Varying food and beverage offerings
    • Food and beverage patio on the square
    • Approx. 200 in the ground floor cafeteria
    • Connection to surrounding buildings (3mE and IDE)
    • Approx. 950 m2 solar panels
    • Underground thermal storage

Scheduling

  • Start: June 2014
  • Design: December 2014
  • Execution: Autumn 2016
  • Completion: Early 2018

Themes

  • Education
  • Living Campus
  • Pleasant working environment
  • Sustainability
Interview Pulse – Iris en Lucy_1

Interview Pulse

Lucy Mackie Project manager FMRE

& Iris van Loon Coordinator educational spaces E&SA

‘No-frills functionality’

Lucy Mackie Project manager FMRE

& Iris van Loon Coordinator educational spaces E&SA

Due to the annually growing number of students and the need for different, more flexible educational spaces, TU Delft is developing the new educational building Pulse. It will be built between the Faculties of 3mE and Industrial Design and will…

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