TU Delft 2015

Living Campus

TU Delft is working to create a varied and inspiring environment for students, scientists, staff, entrepreneurs and visitors. Alongside an innovative learning and working environment, the Living Campus will provide various other facilities. The focus will be on meeting, living and recreation.

A good example of this is the new food & beverage vision whereby TU Delft will shift from having a single campus-wide catering company to a variety of food & beverage providers spread out around campus, from unstaffed coffee corners to Food & Beverage corners. The Freezones on campus will also contribute to the Living Campus. These marked areas will provide power and water that can be used for free for various outdoor activities.

 

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Food & beverage vision

Catering outlets on campus: delicious variety!

Couscous replacing the common cheese bread-roll
Does the supply still meets the demands of our students and staff members? Much has happened in recent years. The campus has not only become much more international, but Dutch tastes have also changed. Croquette sandwiches and filter coffee no longer sufficiently satisfy the taste buds of contemporary foodies, connoisseurs and discerning consumers.

From cafeteria to catering
Good-quality healthy and varied food and drinks and taking different budgets into account is what is required these days. In other words: something for everyone. That is what we want to achieve on campus. However, a catering outlet can be more than just a place that serves food and drinks. It is also a place where you can meet with fellow students or colleagues to simply have a chat or discuss important topics. TU Delft wants more of these types of meeting places on campus. This means no big cafeterias anymore. The new catering facilities range in size from a Food & Beverage Corner serving as the living room of each faculty to Food Markets (restaurants) within walking distance. The range is becoming more diverse, international and certainly healthier.

Coming soon
The current cafeterias in the faculties will be converted into Food & Beverage Corners with a basic range of good espresso coffee, sandwiches, salads, soups and hot snacks. Or you can make your own coffee in the self-service coffee bars from DE Coffee Kitchen and Starbucks. In the seats around, you can socialise, study or just chill. The supply and structure are being coordinated together with the faculties and geared to their specific needs. The coffee, soft drinks and snack machines will remain on the different floors in the faculty.

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From North to South

Four large catering facilities will be distributed over the campus.

TU Delft South
Food market in The Fellowship (started summer 2016) with La Casa Kitchen (Mediterranean) Soep & Ballen (Dutch) and the Satébar (Asian).
TU Delft Sports and Culture
The renovated Sports Café/restaurant will reopen in September 2017.
TU Delft Centre
Food market in the new Pulse building between IDE and 3mE will be starting in September 2018
TU Delft North
A Food & Beverage Corner Plus will be opened in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment in the summer of 2018, with a wide selection, including hot dishes.

 

Campus-wide
But it does not stop here. There are plans for a supermarket. There will also be Coffee & Bikes on the square near Pulse; a place where you can not only enjoy delicious coffee to go, but also can get your bike repaired. The espresso bar in the Library  a face lift in summer 2016 and has a more comprehensive food offering.

New concepts
There is still room for new (temporary) concepts. Think of mobile concepts such as food trucks, where you can frequently try out different fares. Keep an eye on the Facebook page TU Delft on Campus and the web page Food and Beverage on Campus for the current catering offerings.

Living Campus_plattegrond

Objectives

  • At least 30 hotspots on campus in 2023
  • Making the outdoor spaces more appealing
  • Showing off TU Delft’s history, culture and pride in public spaces

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