Here we publish a part of an e-mail forwarded to all the students, by the Prof.dr.ir. J.T. Fokkema, Rector Magnificus Delft University of Technology.
…as you may have heard in various news broadcasts, the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology was destroyed in a serious fire on Tuesday May 13. Although this is unfortunate, we are very glad that no personal injuries have occurred. Also we have been able to save valuable collections of scale models and chairs by famous architects such as Rietveld.
Thanks to the help of numerous colleagues and relations in the field of education, architecture and business, our education, research and examination activities will be continued as from next Monday. Lecture rooms, instruction rooms and offices have partly been found at other faculties. Also large tents have been erected to house our teaching activities during the last few weeks of the spring term. We are confident that we will close this academic year without any delays.
The academic year 2008-2009 will start in September, as planned, both for our Dutch and our international students. We can assure you that the quality of our education will be of the high standards that characterize our faculty.
We can assure you that we will find alternative accommodation for our faculty within two weeks.