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Summary of analysis flow


Analyses to form an understanding of the physical constraints and possibilities of the location on various scales


Analyses not solely based on raw objective figures, they are a perspective on how the different work and are connected.


To create an initial starting point for the design intervention, we need to form a understanding of the actors and their networks relating to our site. At first we conducted interviews on the site and within identified main stakeholders.


Based on the interviews and research of plans and actors for the area we identified a body of intermediators (wikipedia link to the actor-network-theory), this type of analyzing data helped to organize the layers of information.

Analyzing activities per usergroup at different times and using Wikipedia and Twitter as sources of virtual data on existing communities.

Objective analyses

Gathered data

Gathered data

Mapping the city in terms of traffic, history, green spaces and built area has provided a larger picture of the fabric in which the location is set; it exists between two systems, the TU campus and residential area. It is crucial to know the current actors in the area to make a decision on the importance of possible activities of various actors. This has been further analysed in the network analyses as the mapping of user activities.


The site, De Vries van Heijstplantsoen, is an in-between space among two systems, the city system and the TU system.

It has strict and impermeable borders, and it blocks the pedestrian movement on the location.

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Subjective analyses

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The park paths' layout is protected. Keeping the layout but extending the greenery and pedestrian area, serves best the needs for connecting the site to immediate surroundings.

Open water needs to be added for reasons of water security (flooding) and ecology (bats, wasteland ecologies). Water is also a natural entry barrier.

Re-routing the highly trafficked roads removes the site from isolation and returns the park to work as a connecting entity between the Science Center and the faculty of architecture.


Park is not used or known. Extending the hidden park to a city park serves the needs of residents and TU campus visitors.

A large campus park will work towards creating an image of TU Delft as a significant world class university and work as a gateway for visitors and as a place to relax for personnel and students alike.

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Students & Teachers

Students live in the area and spend a lot of time next to or around the site during the week.

  • nobody uses the space
  • would be a good place to meet, different from the (boring) standard of the TU everywhere else
  • has a lot of potential


There is a desire that these two systems get more integrated and start to actively communicate and interact to create a better whole.

The interviews back up the initial striving for a city park from several perspectives.

The campus lacks a place for recreational activities, between lessons and outside of curricula.

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Resident- Harry Koerts

  • there is no connection between the residents and the TU
  • the park is a green enclave in the city, but nobody uses it as it's hidden between busy roads
  • in the evenings the park is unsafe
  • (future) student residents will probably see the park as their back yard

Interview with Harry Koerts

Deflt City, Environmental office

Diny Tubbing is the writer of the report Ecologieplan Delft 2004 - 2015, department of greenery of the city Delft

  • Changing the roads
  • Extending the water structure
  • Park historical value & maintanance

Interview with Diny Tubbing

Gardener at the botanical gardens

  • in the beginning there were plans to extend to the Vries van Heystplantsoen, but the city didn't want to cooperate
  • there even is a road going to the park, but now it just has a closed gate
  • the gardens host musical events and facilitate workshops
  • they sow into the community in that they also employ the handicapped

Interview with Karel Oberman

Director of the Science Center

  • the busy Mijnbouwstraat is a real hindrance to the public
  • they feel separated from the TU because of the busy roads and the not-used park, they want to become ONE whole
  • there is no parking, so people have to park behind the faculty of Architecture
  • they want to expand

Interview with Michael van der Meer

Network analyses

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After the objective analyses and the subjective analyses, the goal is to gather information with the theoretical model (the actor-network-theory) in mind.

The result of these analyses are an understanding of how the current networks are related and function.

From these findings the concept of connections and redistribution of the networks has been set

The models of activities per usergroup are set up and show that there are matching activities per usergroup for the possibility for a better interaction on our location.


  • Show that the two systems do not cooperate or interact on a physical level very well, while on a virtual level there are some connections.
  • The mapping of activities show that there are several matches to increase interaction between various user groups

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