Later this year, the three employee apartments on Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Campus Woudestein will make way for the new 'Park Noord'. As a tribute, between 18 and 28 May 2015, two of the apartments will be hosting the ‘Campus life over the years’ exhibition organised by the university. The exhibition will include previously unseen pictures of the campus, portraits of international students and unique stories from former residents.
Since the earliest days of Erasmus University Rotterdam, it has not only been a place of study but a place of residence too. In 1969, three employee apartments were built on the north side of the site. Originally, these housed the heads of the security department, the technical department and the household department (later Erasmus Facility Services). The residents of what was still quite a remote campus at the time were responsible for surveillance rounds and maintenance and repair work.
The employee apartments have always accommodated staff from Erasmus University. The last resident is Harmen Rebel, Security Officer, who has enjoyed living here with his family for four years.
Since 2009, Campus Woudestein has also been home to students: 109 international students in F-building and 374 in Hatta Building. Erasmus University now has a large community of international students.
Later this year, the three employee apartments will make way for the future 'Park Noord'. This new park with sports facilities will be located on the north side of Campus Woudestein and is part of the new development of the university site.
As a tribute, Campus in Development is organising the exhibition ‘Campus life over the years’ in two of the apartments. This includes previously unseen pictures of the campus, portraits of international students and unique stories from former residents of the apartments.
The exhibition will open at 4.00 p.m. on Monday 18 May and can be visited on workdays between 12.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m., and on Monday evenings until 9.00 p.m.
Read more about Campus in Development here.