Since 2012, karres+brands has been involved in the redevelopment of the TU Delft university campus. In addition to providing a landscape and urban development vision, a public space Toolbox and a design for the Kluyver Park, karres+brands has designed furniture specifically for the TU Delft.
Public spaces on university campuses have an entire dynamic of their own. These areas are used for studying, working, discussing and taking breaks. Sometimes they are occupied by a single person, other times by large groups of people. The layout of the campus’ public space stimulates informal debate; it allows visions take shape and interactions between those studying and working occur. Such areas require a specific approach to the implementation of street furniture. karres+brands has designed a family of benches, plateau seating and tables. Six to ten metres long, the benches are robust objects that invite one to relax, take a break, work, sun bathe, eat lunch, discuss and of course, study.
The benches are designed for wear and tear. The various types are composed of modular elements of which certain parts are easily interchangeable and simple to maintain. Their large format makes them recognizable and structured in the layout of squares, entrance areas and parks. By combining the objects, one can quickly create areas that serve as meeting points on campus. Through its distinctive design, the furniture contributes to the recognisability and identity of the TU Delft’s public space. Karres en Brands designed the product family and supported the technical engineering, procurement and implementation.
|Location||Delft, Netherlands Google Maps|
|Assignment||Design campus furniture|
|Client||Delft University of Technology / FMVG|
|Team||Bart Brands, Joost de Natris, Kasper Neeleman, Clemens Carlhuber|
|In collaboration with||Rots Maatwerk|