The parking garage plays a key role in the redevelopment master plan for the Erasmus University Woudestein Campus. The amount and growth of the parking lots around the campus became a threat to the possibilities for future expansion. Most of the campus grounds in between the buildings were filled with cars. Besides that the campus had four entrances, none of which really had the grandeur of a main entrance, because they all just provided access to the parking lots. A spatial structure was lacking between a wild growth of pragmatic university buildings. In the middle of all this, the concrete monumental main building of 1970 by Elffers and Van der Heyden, stood its ground.
The university board took a brave leap by putting the redevelopment master plan for future expansion on the site in motion, not by making a new university building, but by making the parking garage the first structure to be built and get all the cars out of sight.