The demand for bicycle parking capacity increased in this immediate area thanks to the arrival of the educational building Pulse, the Teaching Lab and developments at the Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) faculty. To accommodate this a bike parking facility has been built on the square outside the IDE faculty on the Landbergstraat side which also houses a coffee bar and bike servicing facilities.
The coffee bar is part of TU Delft’s food & beverage plan that lays down that all the related facilities on campus should be renewed and should feature a variety of concession holders.
The design for Coffee & Bikes was co-constituted on the basis of a workshop with students from the surrounding faculties.
The bike shed has two layers and is surrounded by a green mound with a terrace-like staircase on the side facing the square. The mound hides the bicycles on the bottom from view and makes a great place to relax when the weather is fine. Furthermore, the openness and lines of sight will incorporate Coffee & Bikes into its immediate surroundings. The bike shed’s second storey is entirely dedicated to bike parking.
Facts & Figures
- First crossover concept on campus
- Parking space for 1,450 bicycles
- Coffee bar
- Surface area: 1,620 m2
- Design: 2016
- Construction: 2017 – 2018
- In use: Q3 2018