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Moving forward is hard without first knowing where you came from. Not long from now, NHTV will change its name to Breda University of Applied Sciences. However, that’s not the only change, as NHTV will soon have an actual campus, which is under construction as we speak. This means that many of the old buildings will not be used anymore. Thousands of students have walked the halls of the N- building, attended the lectures at the H- building, and found their first love at the now torn down T- and V- building. For some, these buildings may have sentimental value, for others, these may simply be boring buildings. This school shapes the new generation, and each one of them somehow feels connected to these buildings. We would like to take this opportunity to look at the buildings of NHTV, to remember them one last time, before moving into a new campus. Your memories connected to these buildings can quite possibly not be put into words, but pictures? With the help of images, 360 degree videos, and interesting insights into the buildings, we hope to bring back those memories you have so dearly missed, or perhaps didn’t miss at all. We invite you to look back into the history of NHTV and then join us by looking into the future. We all started somewhere, but this is far from the end. The signing of the contract which created NHTV, 1986.



mgr. hopmansstraat The “real� start of NHTV was also the start of the N-Building at Mgr. Hopmansstraat 1. When NWIT and VAT merged to become NHTV on the 1st of August 1987, it took place in this location. In a way, this location signified the start of NHTV as we know it. However, this building was not built until 1993. The NWIT and VAT studies would finally share the same door, making it much more of a community instead of different NHTV studies. In 1995 the minister of Public Works and Water Management, Ms Jorritsma, together with mayor Nijpels of Breda and general director Nouwen of the Royal Dutch Touring Club (ANWB), officially opened the door of the


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new N-Building, opening a whole new world of possibilities for NHTV. The sculpture at the courtyard entrance, often now referred to as the bell, was actually once part of a bigger piece by Alex Vermeulen. The artwork started at the entrance of the courtyard, went through the school, and ended at the other entrance on the Mgr. Hopmansstraat. It used to signify the openness of the school, and was called “The dinosaur egg”. The complex was designed by the architectural firm Oostveen, Branderhorst, Verheijden Architektuur. With the new campus coming up, this building will be an integral part of the new NHTV campus, and will be under construction between 2018 and will likely be finished in 2020.





Archimedesstraat The building on the Archimedesstraat 17 is home to the NHTV Academy for Leisure. Located in the nice and green surroundings of the “Doornbos-Linie� neighborhood, this building has always been one of the better locations. Formerly the building was inhabited by retail-service organization Euretco, who owned almost all of the land around it as well. After Euretco, NHTV used the building to house the academy for Leisure, and has now done so

for years. The building is close to the train station and the Arrahman mosque and is famous for its stylish interior and the more formal look. The building has the most floors of any of the NHTV Buildings: with eight floors if you count the “peak” of the building. Although the building might not stay with NHTV for much longer, it will surely be remembered fondly by students and teachers. In the future, 200 new houses will be built on the former Euretco plot. Whether this building will be torn down to accommodate these, hasn’t been made public yet.

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This is the news article for the first lesson ever held at this location. The building in the photo above shows where these first lessons were given.




claudius Prinsenlaan When NHTV was looking to expand their school in 2013, it needed to be the perfect building to accommodate around one thousand students. The most suitable building was found at the Claudius Prinsenlaan. The 756m² building was built in 1994 and was at that time used as an office for city officials. The Claudius Prinsenlaan would become the benchmark for the Academy for Urban Development, Logistics and Mobility, housing

11 three bachelor studies in Built Environment, Logistics Management, and Logistics Engineering. The building, which first re-opened in November 2013 by Dutch education alderman Boelema, was envisioned to last until NHTV would acquire the monastery next to the N-Building. With the recent acquirement of the monastery, it’s only a matter of time before the building will get repurposed and students move into the new campus. Scan for a 360° tour!



sibeliuslaan The move to the Sibeliuslaan started in 1977 when NWIT decided to move from the Karnemelkstraat, Etnastraat and the Haagweg to the Sibeliuslaan. This new location was a big contrast to their previous environment as the Sibeliuslaan was also known as the “millionaires row”. In 1978, designer Rolsma created the “Wokkel”. This piece of art was placed in front of the building at the Sibeliuslaan and represented an abstraction of the word NWIT. Even the school newspaper was named after this “Wokkel” during that time. However, Tourism and Recreation moved to the N-building when it was opened in 1995.


In 2001, NHTV became an international brand with a new focus on international courses, leading to NHTV launching the English taught HBO course: Hotel Management, at the Sibeliuslaan. On 17 December 2008, Queen Beatrix opened the ceremony for the new and improved Sibeliuslaan, the location for Hotel and Facility. Besides the new and improved Sibeliuslaan, they also opened the new state-of-the-art Sibelicious: a student training company that serves Hotel students to experience what it’s like to run a hotel/restaurant.

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monastEry Before we look onward to the new campus, we’d like to take a look at the most historic part of the new NHTV campus. The monastery situated at the Mgr. Hopmansstraat was finished in 1952 and was named “Huize Maria Mater Dei”, which roughly translates to House Maria Mother Gods. Dutch architect Bernard Oomen designed the building, and the construction started in 1951.

17 The former home of the Franciscanessen sisters was built with the former Ignatius hospital right behind it. The threestory high buildings are located around a large courtyard. The chapel completes the building with its striking rectangular tower on the façade. The monastery signifies a important part of Breda, and therefore won’t change much from the outside when NHTV moves in. The “frame” of the building will stay intact, but on the inside many changes will happen. The courtyard in the middle will be completely covered, and many of the rooms will be completely modernized into becoming a beautiful new campus. The sisters will be moving to the former nursing home they used to work at “De Leystroom”, and we are grateful to be giving this location a new purpose. The monastery has been part of Breda’s history for years now, but it doesn’t end here. New history will be created as a part of the new campus, something we’re really looking forward to.

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FUTURE CAMPUS So far in this book, we have been looking at the past. However, the future isn’t that far ahead of us, and the campus is already almost done. The official plan was made in 2014: a campus to connect us all in one location. No longer would NHTV be scattered around Breda, but instead it would all come together. The N and H building, described in pages (‌) of the book, will form part of the foundation for this campus. The missing piece, however, was the monastery, situated right next to the N and H building. The monastery was built back in 1952, and housed about three times as many sisters and priests compared to the 38 sisters and 3 priests living there when NHTV decided to buy in. For the sisters to maintain the building had simply become too big, and with the monastery being in the perfect place for NHTV, the sisters moved in 2017. After the monastery was bought, nothing could stop NHTV from pursuing a dream the NHTV had had for years. NHTV would finally get its campus. And so it began. At this moment,


NHTV is working on the campus in full force, and Mertens Bouwbedrijf, the construction company hired by NHTV for the construction of the monastery, has been working on it since 2017. The old monastery as such won’t change much from the outside as it’s a monumental building, but it will show many changes inside. The green, park-style campus, featuring recreational and sports facilities, restaurants, shops, and an impressive multimedia library will not be open exclusively to students and staff, but also to NHTV graduates, local residents, creative entrepreneurs and the city of Breda. There will also be constructed central meeting places on the campus, where an important part of the joint activities will take place. This campus is a huge step for NHTV to grow, but also to be more involved with its city and its surrounding area.

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The team behind the NHTV campus has been working on the project for years and are incredibly passionate about it. The team answered several questions about the project. How is the project organised? An important part of the project organisation is the steering group. This steering group is formed by delegates from the Executive Board, Academies, services and NHTV participation council. Decisions will be taken by the commissioner (the Executive Board) with the agreement of the steering group. Another crucial element in the project organisation is the project team. This project team supports the project leader with

planning and logistics, administration and communication. Who contributed ideas? Especially in the Design Phase (April 2015 until April 2016), a lot of working groups and commissioners were involved. Not only employees of NHTV, but particularly students too have been actively involved in the development of the NHTV Campus. This happens, among other things, in the form of projects and research placements. Local residents and other external stakeholders are also actively involved.

Why a campus?

What will be on campus?

The idea is that a campus environment will be an invitation for people to meet one another. This will offer even more possibilities to inspire one another and exchange knowledge. The campus will promote academic success and valuable interaction as well as crossovers in flexible spaces. As a result, the campus will contribute to an excellent international image.

NHTV’s study programs are currently accommodated at four locations in Breda. When the campus is finished, everything will come together at location Mgr. Hopmansstraat. There will also be a large multimedia library in the convent, a business center in the current main building and there also will be restaurants, recreational and sports facilities.

Where will the campus be situated?

Social Community Area

The purchase of the convent at Mgr. Hopmansstraat 2-4 has created the possibility of accommodating five Academies including all supporting staff centrally in one campus location. The planned area comprises the current NHTV premises (Mgr. Hopmansstraat 1 and 15), the convent premises (Mgr. Hopmansstraat 2), and the plot to be potentially purchased at Beverweg and the public space that lies in between.

The five academies of NHTV will have a recognisable place and identity in the campus. There will also be a central meeting place, where an important part of the joint activities will take place. After all, knowledge development and education extend beyond individual disciplines and academies. Business Community Area

Our external partners are welcome to the campus to jointly work at NHTV on knowledge projects and When will the campus be finished? education. Whenever this is useful and possible, these visitors will also The development of the NHTV be facilitated in a broader sense, by campus is a large-scale project offering them the use of temporary which will last a couple of years. workstations and seats to meet. The NHTV campus is scheduled to be completed in the year 2020.







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