Campus 053 - De Veldmaat



Former faculty building De Hogekamp has been turned into an energy-efficient housing complex on the campus of the university of Twente.


  • 445 self-contained studios & 48 loft apartments
  • Meeting and study facilities
  • (Mini) cinema
  • Laundrette
  • Bicycle parking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Study area
  • Lounge bar
  • 72 hotel rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Conference facility
  • Indoor bicycle parking

Facts and Figures

  • Handover date

    July 2018

  • Construction method


  • Target group

  • Owner

    B-Right Urban Living

  • Architect

    Defesche van den Putte

  • Developer

    B-Right Urban Living / Van Wijnen

  • Contractor

    Van Wijnen Eibergen

  • Management

    Plaza Resident Services

  • Former function

  • Awards

Thanks to its internationalisation ambition, the University of Twente is attracting more and more foreign students, who generally pursue a one-year study programme in the Netherlands. As such, there was a need to provide turnkey, affordable housing for them. B-Right Urban Living converted the former De Hogekamp faculty building into an energy-efficient, fully furnished residential complex with 445 self-contained studios and 48 self-contained lofts, a.k.a micro-units.

These studios and apartments maximise space with extremely efficient floor plans. Each unit comes with a private kitchen and bathroom. Other facilities - such as a launderette, a cinema, lounge, study area, meeting point and a bar - are shared at Campus 053. In addition to providing housing for students and employees, the Hogekamp also accommodates the U-Park hotel, which offers 72 hotel rooms, a restaurant and a conference centre.

The rooms are beautiful, fully furnished and the kitchen is fully equipped. Also, the common area is great, with games to play and lots of couches for everyone, a great place to hang out with friends. The staff here are always very happy and helpful. Every time I have a problem they fix it right away.

- Lucas, Resident Veldmaat