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Creative Cluster, History and Industrial Atmosphere

Fostul Muzeu de Tehnologie din Ezelsveldlaan, în Delft, a devenit un loc pentru activitatea grupurilor creative după ce a fost transformat de arhitecţii biroului cepezed.

The former Museum of Technology at the Ezelsveldlaan in Delft became a creative cluster after its conversion by cepezed architects

The Delft based cepezed architects in the Netherlands have acquired the former Museum of Technology at the Ezelsveldlaan in Delft and transformed it into a collective company complex for enterprises in the creative industries branch. After the thorough renovation, the architectural office itself has also established its residence in one of the monumental halls, which date from the beginning of the 20th century and were originally constructed to teach the workings of steam and combustion engines to students of the Technical University. cepezedprojects, the developer associated with cepezed,  has moved along and played an important role in the redevelopment of the property.

The ensemble has a number of very characteristic elements such as an open roof construction of iron, a heavy crane way, gallery floors and a variety of constructional-decorative details. In 1990, the buildings were registered as a local monument and in 2003 they even acquired the status of a national monument.

When the Technology Museum left the complex in 2008, the weekly magazine of the Technical University called the creation of former government architect Jan Vrijman (1865-1954) “the dream of many an architecture devotee”. The journal specifically discussed the industrial atmosphere and high degree of daylight incidence, which were an impediment to the museum, but on the contrary fit the character of an architectural office like cepezed very well.

With the renovation of among others the bonded warehouse building in Rotterdam, Building 51 in Den Helder and the Textile Museum in Tilburg, cepezed has an ample prior experience in revitalizing important industrial inheritance.

Creative Cluster Delft Publication Drawings-PDF

Credits & info:

 Address: Ezelsveldlaan 61 Delft, Olanda / The Netherlands
Architecture (restoration): architectenbureau cepezed
Structure: Ingenieursbureau SmitWesterman, Gouda, IMd, Rotterdam
Installations: Ingenieursburo Linssen, Amsterdam
Construction physics and acoustics: DGMR, Den Haag
Building coordination:  architectenbureau cepezed
Installations – completion: Schulte & Lestraden, Lisse; Schoonderbeek Installatie, Hillegom
Construction: Klein Poelhuis Konstruktie, Winterswijk
Glass constructions: BRS Building Systems, Moerkapelle
General works: bouwlinq haaglanden, Den Haag
Interior constructions: Smeulders Interieurgroep, Neunen
Client: made in delft
Users: cepezed, kiss the frog, connekt
Completion: 2014
Total area: 3.750

Jannes Linders
Léon van Woerkom

Project & text: cepezed architects
Photo: Jannes Linders, Léon van Woerkom