Once again TU Delft has selected EHA for an iconic project. After having designed the Applied Sciences and PULSE buildings, we have now started working on Physics: 23,000m² of teaching and research spaces, including many complex, vibration- and EMC-sensitive laboratories. Physics will be realized on the southern part of the TU Delft Campus, at the corner of Mekelweg and Kluyverpark, opposite the Reactor Institute and Applied Sciences. In the future building, the Imaging Physics (ImPhys) and Quantum Nanoscience (QN) research departments of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (TNW) will carry out top-level research in the fields of quantum technology, photonics, imaging and nanotechnology. Additionally, bachelor's and master's education in physics will be offered here, including practical work, research assignments and experiments, next to minor and master education for Teacher Training and Science Communication.
As in all our EHA designs for knowledge environments, we will employ architecture as a catalyst for creativity and collaboration; between education and research, and between the research departments themselves. On top of that, Physics will will also serve as the faculty's interface for reception, meeting and collaboration with external parties. The ambitions in circularity for Physics are high: from circular use of materials and a life cycle cost approach to a materials passport. High stakes are also placed on the sustainable themes of energy and health: the building will be BREEAM-NL Nieuwbouw Excellent certified. The new Physics building will be an important addition to the area as part of the continued development of this side of the Delft campus.
We have already started with workshops on key themes such as laboratories, educational spaces, office typology, electromagnetism & vibrations and sustainability & circularity. We will then proceed to process the input of these workshops into a first design draft during the summer months. Next to EHA, the design team consists of Aronsohn (construction management consultant), Pieters Bouwtechniek (structural engineer), Royal Haskoning DHV (M&E and building physics consultant), Peutz (vibrations and EMC consultant) and Deerns (lab equipment consultant). The building will be ready for use at the start of the 2026-2027 academic year.