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University of Twente Campus buildings / Arons en Gelauff Architecten

  • 01:00 - 9 May, 2009
University of Twente Campus buildings / Arons en Gelauff Architecten
University of Twente Campus buildings / Arons en Gelauff Architecten

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From the architect. Two student housing buildings present Arons en Gelauff Architecten in the University of Twente. A 3 stories building with a great contrast between its exterior and interior and the other one, with an amazing climbing wall on the north-west elevation.

Calslaan

The location of Calslaan lies on the edge of the Residential and Social Centre. In order to leave the wonderful green space as intact as possible, the building has been located on a former parking lot. We have set the building immediately next to the edge of the wood so that you are almost literally able to live in the wood.

The entrances to all the dwellings lie on the inside of the complex. The contrast between the serene exterior and the busy and informal interior is boosted to a maximum by this. The colourful glass frontages reflect the wood on the outside, the round bicycle sheds, the stairs and access ramps on the inside.

The building is linked to the facilities street, the Boulevard, by a square cut into the block. On the square, in the inside corner of the building the communal space is spread over three layers ending in a communal roof terrace.

Campagneplein

The high rise at the Campagneplein location lies in the middle of the Residential and Social Centre on the Boulevard facilities street. The project stands between the Bastille by Piet Blom and the Herman Haan sport centre. Just like the Calslaan project, this building is also on a former parking lot.

The building is nine stories high on the sport fields' side. On the Boulevard side, the building fits the small-scale character of this pedestrian street with two building layers. The supermarket and the hairdresser are on this side. On the first floor, the dwellings are situated round a communal roof terrace.The façade facing the sport centre is fitted out as a climbing wall.

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22 Comments

Yuri Pinto · April 05, 2012

I agree with MZ that there is no need to fit a kitchen area on each apartment. Regardless the project it's a great example that student housing isn't just a sleeping area, a sad concept used until this day on Brazilian universities.

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Kevin Cappis · February 11, 2011

Would many in Calgary love this? http://www.archdaily.com/21556...

Katie L. · June 23, 2009

Holy awesome! RT @martinpribble I still love the idea of this #climb ing wall http://tr.im/poD9

LMarle · June 23, 2009

RT @martinpribble I still love the idea of this #climb ing wall http://tr.im/poD9 [What a great idea!]

Marty · June 23, 2009

I still love the idea of this #climb ing wall http://tr.im/poD9

Marty · June 23, 2009

@lmclaug You mean like this? http://tr.im/poD1 #future #climbing

OOO Trespto Design · May 12, 2009

Para @dumafiga : http://bit.ly/oMjcI

Olivier M. · May 12, 2009

University of Twente Campus buildings/Arons en Gelauff Architecten. Love the climbing wall idea on the building :) http://tinyurl.com/pkw8wb

Daniel Con · May 12, 2009

I would kill for a dorm room that size! I guess it is all relative. At my university, they would have tried to cram 3 beds into that room

Mookie Wilson · May 11, 2009

Very interesting visually and programatically, but, frankly, inviting college students to hang several stories off the side of their dorm may be the worst idea ever.

MZ · May 11, 2009

I have to agree with Brown_ie and DCV. Student appartments are all over the world planned without squeezing a separate kitchen in the individual rooms. A big common kitchen with the possibility to sit together is the center of community life and is the most fequented place in student housing. You only go to your room to study or if you want your privacy. This would bring space in the rooms to ease the plan and would make the project cheaper, so that you could afford a common kitchen on each floor.
Nonetheless, I love the climbing wall.

DCV · May 11, 2009

I'd hate to live there, honestly. Each apartment is so small and the organization is terrible.

bruno mavet · May 11, 2009

adorei a 'climbing wall' na lateral! http://bit.ly/oMjcI

barleduc · May 10, 2009

looks like I need to visit my brother soon: http://tinyurl.com/pkw8wb

WhAT Association · May 10, 2009

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mister tom · May 10, 2009

the wall is brilliant, but yeah the buildings are a tad ugly, but they could be a hell of alot worse, ang hey, its student housing! And by the way, im on campus in bath and id love a room that big, narrow space like that can be good for a study bedroom anyway, Id just hate to see the accommodation fees!

tob · May 10, 2009

idea of that wall is great !

Lucas Gray · May 10, 2009

I like their playfulness. Architecture is often taken too seriously. I also like the reflected woods on the facade of the one project. However, in general I kind of think both buildings are a little bit ugly.

Brown_ie · May 10, 2009

I like this project, but take a look to the apartments floor plans...they are narrow and bad done... why designer never paid atention to the internal sensations...they design a climbing wall but not a normal well done confortable apartment... and copy and pasted 100000 times

Daniel Con · May 10, 2009

i love it!!!!!! i love that dutch architecture is so fun!!

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