Echo is an inter-faculty building designed to accelerate sustainability targets. Photo ©Evabloem < > < > < >

As one of the world’s foremost engineering institutions, the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has set goals to be fully sustainable by 2030. To accelerate this goal, a new inter-faculty building called Echo is set to harvest more energy than it consumes, and fulfil circularity principles.

The design arose from an ever-increasing demand for flexible education spaces. “In this highly compact building, the use of space is maximised while bringing students from different disciplines in closer contact,” said Ben van Berkel, principal of UNStudio as the architecture firm. “Not only can they condense their learning experience and ...

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