20 February 2017 • Ruben Kofman
Opening celebration of Nutrition and Dietetics and Process & Food Technology
‘We’re so ecstatic that we decided to throw a party,’ says Yvonne de Haas, a project member closely involved in the renovation project. Not only does it look fantastic, but the renovation has also given us new possibilities. ‘We can now truly innovate the curriculum’ and ‘flexible working results in much more interaction with each other’.
The 6th and 7th floors of the Slinger, home of Nutrition and Dietetics, have undergone a complete metamorphosis. Walls have been torn down, a colourful ‘Ankerpunt’ created with a ‘living’ moss wall and kitchens fully renovated. The office spaces for lecturers and employees have also been updated in order to achieve the ‘THUAS work approach’. There are no longer fixed workplaces, but varied and flexible workspaces. Students can now also enjoy colourful study landscapes.
The renovation was part of the Housing Master Plan in which The Hague University of Applied Sciences formulated its vision for the future, which included equipping buildings for the future: ‘Multidisciplinary collaboration in a stable, stimulating environment for studying, working and carrying out research,’ ‘feeling at home in inviting intimacy’ and ‘state-of-the-art facilities’. It looks as if the renovation has been a complete success.
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