Lustrum 55 years

Time for celebrations!

This year the Department of the Built Environment celebrates its 55 years lustrum. Please find below the lustrum events for 2022.

Wind tunnel

We welcome you at the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel of the Department of the Built Environment at TU/e. With its 27 m long test section it is one of the longest wind tunnels in the world. With a maximum wind speed of 30 m/s we conduct work on many topics described as Wind Engineering. 
For the LUSTRUM we will open our doors to share interesting information about our work specifically related to Wind Energy.

Wind tunnel website

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Beer Crate World Championship

KOers will try and beat the World Record for longest BeerCrateBridge with a spectacular span of over 40 meters! After a few failed attempts by other universities, it is time to break the record of 26.69 meters achieved by KOers in 2016. The attempt will take place on the 11th of May at the Fluxfield, from 15:00 – 16:00. Come and see!

Koersief, podcast serie

For the lustrum of the Built Enviroment's 55th anniversary, the podcast ''Can We Make It?'' from study association KOers is creating a three-part mini series about the different time periods of the Built Enviroment. So we take a look at the past, discuss the current state of affairs, and discuss what to expect from the future.




OfCoUrsE! Is ramping up for a big year in 2022! After a less active, covid driven period our calendar is starting to fill up again. This year we will be going on a studytrip to Athens, hosting lunch lectures, workshops, drinks, trips and plenty of fun activities yet to be put on the horizon. As 2022-2023 is going to be our fourth lustrum we are preparing for an active year with our fellow CME students.

OfCoUrsE! website

Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen 2022

After a successful on-campus edition in February and March 2022, in November it’s time for the 22nd edition of the Bouwkunde Bedrijvendagen.

This new series of events will: 

  • Prepare yourself for all the events at the Kick-Off Day
  • Educate yourself with a Lecture and Debate 
  • Make your talent known to your future employer during the 1-on-1 Interviews
  • Join and expand your network at the Career Market 
  • Develop your practical skills and work on an actual example during the Cases 
  • Get to know a company better during the Company Dinner

Hope to see you at our events in November 2022!

CASA Vertigo

Between 1964 and 1990, the Stichting Architecten Research (Foundation for Architectural Research, or SAR) led by John Habraken—the first dean of the TU/e’s Department of the Built environment—proposed a radical new way of thinking about mass housing. It sought to define and decouple two key components of buildings: supports and infill. Provided with a solid, industrially produced housing construction, individual residents would have the freedom to build, shape and adapt their own dwellings within this structure. 

This exhibition will survey both the context and the outputs of the SAR, presenting a selection of drawings, models, project photos, and texts that tell the story of this bold experiment to reshape housing production. The material on view will explore how the idea took root first in the Netherlands and then internationally, and it will examine the role of both pedagogy and practice in the idea’s development. Finally, the exhibition will propose some speculative futures for the idea today, bringing in questions of contemporary importance like circularity, adaptive reuse, and participation before examining their relevance to current debates around mass housing.

From June 13 to July 29, 2022 in Plaza Vertigo.


Acoustics has been an important topic ever since the department of the Built Environment started. And the past year the acoustic laboratory celebrated its 40th birthday! Research by the TU/e group “Building Acoustics” and the company “Level Acoustics & Vibration” contributes to knowledge and developments on new building methods, building materials, health issues, experimental and computational methods, indoors and outdoors. Feel free to walk in and meet the acousticians. You will find them in the so-called ECHO building on the other side of the campus! Are check their websites:

Building acoustics research group

Level acoustics

BEAN event

The Built Environment Alumni Network (BEAN) is an iniative of study association CHEOPS, the department and the section associations. We strive to be an active community of Built Environment graduates. BEAN has three core values; to connect to your fellow alumni, increase network and deepen your knowledge of the sector. With these core values in mind, we will organize multiple activities throughout the year. For more information see our website

On the 20th of April, the Built Environment Alumni Network (BEAN) will organize its first activity! The evening will start at 19:00, Theo Salet will open the evening. It takes place at the trappenzaal in Vertigo at the TU/e campus. After that, an open discussion will be held about the Urban Development Iniative of the Brainport. At the end of the evening, you are all invited to have a drink at the SkyBar!Underground!

Smart Buildings & Cities PDEng Program: 10th Anniversary celebration

This celebration is Friday 14th October 2022 in De Zwarte Doos at TU Eindhoven. The celebration is divided in three main parts. First, we will look back with alumni and people who were important for the SBC program. In the second part our current SBC trainees present themselves and their projects. Finally, a real celebration with drinks and dinner buffet with a lot of possibilities for networking.

Astrid Kemperman, Lada Hensen Centnerová and Francien Clijsters