Karakus to sink 1st pile: official start new campus heart Woudestein

Op 7 November, alderman Hamit Karakus will sink the 1st pile for the construction of the car park. Prior to this, 10 creative students will  decorate this concrete pile with their own views of the future campus heart, under the professional guidance of Rotterdam Art School SKVR.

As soon as 2013, Woudestein’s very own vibrant new heart will be at the centre of a modern and lively campus: Plaza with car park, Student Pavilion with water body and student accommodation – all part of a sustainable living environment.

After Karakus has pushed the button of the pile-driving machine on November 7, a bit of spectacle will unfold before the eyes of students, staff and invitees. The exact nature of this is still a secret, but the leading theme is the campus heart. The festivities are to take place between 2 and 3.30 pm.

Following a lengthy preparatory period, Erasmus University Rotterdam is ready to start on the construction of and the run-up to the campus heart in November 2011. The first step in the process is pile-driving, a building activity which is bound to cause noise nuisance on campus over a period of several weeks. But the end result will be worth it: studying, working and living on a state of the art campus.