ECOfab is conveniently located between the city center of Delft and the TU campus, next to the Faculty of Architecture and the Science Center. It is situated in a place where high standard of education, driven by innovation, blends with the tradition of Dutch fine arts. Thus, the main goal of ECOfab is to insert a function that serves innovation, design and other creative arts, as well as high scientific developments. It offers also a place for people from different specializations to meet, collaborate and share ideas, serving as a think-tank for the city of Delft. ECOfab is a the connection among the neighboring plots, as well as the main, "central", public space of the entire site. The building hosts a FABlab, as well as a multitude of assembly areas and different types of working spaces (from shared to private working spaces). The social aspect of the building is addressed by integrating one storey of concept stores that creates an interior "shopping boulevard" that is also a very important connection to other buildings, as well as other spaces for meeting and socializing. The design facilitates the visual connection between spaces, creating a continuous space that encourages the exchange of ideas.