|Aula Conference Centre|
Delft University of Technology
2628 CC Delft
Phone: +31 (0) 15 27 88022
BuildSyS 2017 will be held in the Aula Conference Centre of Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. TU Delft is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university in the Netherlands. The university was established in 1842 by King William II of the Netherlands as a Royal Academy, with the main purpose of training civil servants for the Dutch East Indies. The school rapidly expanded its research and education curriculum, becoming first a Polytechnic School in 1864, Institute of Technology in 1905, gaining full university rights, and finally changing its name to Delft University of Technology in 1986. Dutch Nobel laureates Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, and Simon van der Meer have been associated with TU Delft.
The Aula, opened in 1966, is a classical example of a structure built in Brutalist style. The Aula, which symbolically opens the Mekelpark, houses the main university restaurant and a store, as well as lecture halls, auditoria, and the congress centre.