Biopartner 5

Company has expanded in the Oegstgeest section of Leiden Bio Science Park
For years now, the BioPartner association has provided facilities for start-ups and growing business developing medicines and vaccines.


Besides the characteristic flexible laboratories and offices, the building includes a publicly accessible winter garden. Biopartner 5 is the first energy-neutral laboratory building in the Netherlands. The building is constructed in a demountable manner, using materials that come from the demolition of the Gorlaeus high-rise building. Circular construction was completed with for example: clinkers, slate, carpeting, sewer pipes and furniture.

In addition to the sustainability considerations as mentioned above, rainwater is buffered on the roof and  from there stored in the ground. On the terrace, a wadi can be found. With taking into account the animals and plants in the area by working with greenery, the building is nature-inclusive.


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  • Type
    Life, Science & Health
  • Landowner
    Leiden University
  • Credits/visuals Architect: Popma ter Steege Architecten
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