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I'm talking with Dick van Gameren - the dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft in the Netherlands, a Professor of Housing Design and architect and partner at Delft-based office - Mecanoo.

In this conversation we take a look inside TU Delft education with the reflection on times when Dick was a student himself. But the main architectural topic is housing design with the current housing shortage as a background.

  • What makes TU Delft unique and outstanding?
  • Why shouldn't the architecture school prepare students for their professional career?
  • What are the circumstances of the current housing crisis?
  • How can we provide high quality, long-term housing solutions?
  • What is your opinion on building artificial islands, densifying the cities or building in Dutch open land?
  • What are the valuable traditional dutch patterns in housing design that we should be conscious about?

More information:

Book “Dutch Dwellings - The Architecture of Housing” by Dick van Gameren:


Interview from 2019 on student life, education system and his role as a dean:


Funenpark, Amsterdam:


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Klaudia Lachcik

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