The course MEGA is concerned with the design, computation, engineering, and construction management of a high/large building. MEGA2017 focuses on a highrise building. This design process is done as a collaborative digital design in a multi-disciplinary group of students in which each student has his/her own different responsibility. The course targets master students in Architecture, Real Estate & Housing, Building Technology and Civil Engineering; and it is open to non-TUDelft students, conforming with TUDelft regulations. The course is supported by external (inter)national design/engineering offices. Students work in teams. The design team of 5 to 7 students is responsible for delivering an integrated design as a multi-disciplinary team; while each student is responsible for one discipline. Disciplines involved are: architectural design; structural design; climate design and building services; façade design; project and construction management; computational design.
The disciplines are divided amongst the team members; each member is responsible for the contribution and integration of these aspects in the collective design. Students are encouraged to match their role in the team with the specialization they follow in the Master track. Special is the involvement of external practitioners and external experts linking this course to practice. The education methods are: lectures by professors and specialists; collaborative working sessions with other students; exposure to external architectural practice and external experts; weekly consults with tutors; making presentation and receiving/integrating feedback. Especially, feedback is received during the mid-term and final presentation also from the external experts and practitioners.
De presentaties MEGA 2017 hebben plaatsgevonden op 22 juni jl. op de TU Delft. De studenten hebben in 15 minuten hun plan mogen presenteren. Het winnende team 2017 voor ‘the most innovative design’ bestaat uit: Mark Sittrop [architectural design], Robin van Rijn [structural design], Mick Simmering [façade design], Juraj Salitrežic [computational design], Pim Buskermolen [computational design], Dora Vancso [climate design and installations] en Eline de Vries [manager].