Long Term Strategy for Housing

Citadel - Rehousing ITC

Citadel – ITC Housing on campus

The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation — currently located at Hengelosestraat in the Enschede city centre — will be housed on campus near the O&O Square at the site of the present Citadel building.

To prepare ITC’s new building, the demolition of the Citadel is planned between August 2019 and October 2019. 
Therefore, the current groups in Citadel, like the University College Twente ATLAS, have to relocate in time.

Figure: Location of future ITC-housing


The milestones of the construction of ITC consist of the following:

  • Schematic design:                           June 2018 – August 2018
  • Preliminary design:                          August 2018 – November 2018
  • Final Design:                                    November 2018 – February 2019
  • Specifications and conditions:         February 2019 – May 2019
  • European Tender for construction:  November 2018 – September 2019
  • Demolition of Citadel building:        August 2019 – October 2019
  • Construction of the new building:   October 2019 – December 2020 (provisional target date)


The working group discusses all the building process phases, from the programme of requirements, to the design and the building process of the new build ITC. The working group advises the Faculty Board of ITC. The Faculty Board makes decision proposals to the steering committee of the long term housing strategy.

The working group housing ITC meets up every 3 weeks on Tuesday mornings and consists of the following members:

  • Annemarie Arets-Meulman, chair
  • Esther Bleumink, project manager Campus Facility Management
  • Erna Leurink, faculty director ITC
  • Emiel Dopheide, education
  • Jeroen Verplanke, faculty council
  • Caroline Lievens, lab facilities
  • Hans Groot, finance
  • Wilma Meijerink, ARBO
  • Michiel Bresser, BOOZ
  • Bertyl Lankhaar, communication
  • Titia van de Berg, consultant working place concepts
  • Marja Verburg, secretary

For questions or more information, please feel free to contact the chair of the ITC Housing Workgroup: Annemarie Arets (a.m.meulman@utwente.nl)