Dutch architects MVRDV and designer Richard Hutten have closely collaborated in the design of the think tank ‘The Why Factory’ at the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft
The project comprises a three-storey orange structure housing lecture halls, meeting rooms and research facilities. The tall wooden structure contains a lecture halls, meeting rooms and the premises of the research institute. An auditorium stair climbs to the top, literally putting the students on top of their teachers.
The structure distinguishes itself by its bright orange colour which clearly identifies The Why Factory as an independent research centre within the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology.
The colors of the tribune and the furniture was decided by both Richard Hutten and MVRDV. Hutten designed flexible furniture to allow the space around the tribune to switch function between research hall, lecture hall and exhibition space.
Winner of the LAI interior award 2009.