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.


In addition to the characteristic flexible laboratories and offices, this fifth BioPartner building also has many places to meet. The publicly accessible winter garden in the glass greenhouse is suitable for networking events and in the companies café you can go for a snack or a drink.

BioPartner5 is the very first laboratory building in the Netherlands with an energy-neutral status. It was built with reused materials that were released during the demolition of the university's Gorlaeus tower, such as clinkers, slate, carpeting, sewer pipes and furniture. Furthermore, the building is completely demountable, so that it becomes easier to reuse materials if the building is ever demolished.

Rainwater does not flow uselessly into the sewer here, but goes through the roof to a storage underneath the building. On the terrace there is also a wadi, which collects clean rainwater to seep into the ground. It is a nature-inclusive building, with a lot of attention to greenery, taking into account the animals and plants in the area.


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