Master Interior Architecture students transform the chapel & fathers house at the Stanislas College in Delft

New Parochial Spaces
The legacy of a Jesuit School in Delft

Students of the Master Interior Architecture INSIDE have worked under the guidance of studio tutor Raumlabor Berlin, Benjamin Foerster Baldenius, practice tutor INSIDE Erik Jutten and Gerjan Streng on research and design projects that focus on the transformation of the religious buildings of the Stanislas College in Delft.

The students were made aware of the special meaning of the Stanislas College buildings and the ambition to renew their significance in the light of their history and the legacy of the religious Jesuit background. Part of the assignment was thus to rethink and adapt the cultural and social school activities within the profile of Ignation pedagogy and not to ignore but rather value the spiritual remnants and religious characteristics of these spaces. Overall, the formerly ritualised and prayer spaces should complement and serve the existing school community and highlight how places for worship can still form a crucial link between religion, education and daily life.

Their research and design process has led to a parkour of experiences through the rooms of the priest house and the chapel. In addition to the attention paid for the architectural qualities, emphasis was also placed to exploration, 'space for contemplation', learning through observation and spirituality.

On Thursday 13 June from 10.00 to 18.00 the parkour consisting of five installations will be 'open' to students and teachers and guided by Master Interior Architecture students.

Participating INSIDE students:

Shripal Shah
Ausra Česnauskytė
Samantha Vosse
Davida Rauch
Michael Barchini
Mary Farwy
Linus Fridén
Sebastian Koukkides
Keyi Xiang
Devina Amelia
Natali Blugerman



Thu 13 June 2019 11.30 - 18:00


Stanislas College, Delft

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10.00-15.00 for students of the Stanislas College
15.00-18.00 open to teachers and other interested parties