Campus Square

The vibrant heart of the Leiden Bio Science Park
Over the coming years, the Leiden Bio Science Park will be transformed from a business park into a campus. The campus square will be the heart of this area. Here, the university, businesses and the city of Leiden get together.


The square will be located between the large-scale housing development in the entrance area on Plesmanlaan, the new Sports and Examination Centre (which is yet to be realised) the lecture halls, and the second phase of the Gorlaeus Building of the Faculty of Science. The square encourages meetings and connects the University to the city. On the west side, the lawn will be bounded by square pavement. On the south-east side, trees will be planted so this area is shady and stays cool in the summer, which makes it a comfortable place to lounge. An elevation of the lawn representes the ambiance of an amphitheater and could serve as a stand.

This is useful, since the large new campus square on Leiden Bio Science Park will be used for a range of activities for students, staff and Leiden residents. Examples of this are a knowledge festival, shows and sporting activities. It will be a green and inspiring meeting space with seating and a large lawn area. The entrance of the new Gorlaeus Building (phase 2) will be situated on this square as well.


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  • Type
    Green space
  • Landowner
    Leiden University
  • Surface area
    24.800 m2
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