DUWO student housing

Residential area in the Schilperoort Park
Leiden University is helping to increase the number of student housing units available in Leiden by allocating a large area to the student housing association DUWO.


A high-rise apartment building will be created in the Schilperoort Park. Here, a student complex with 22 floors will arise, which features 289 independent apartments and facilities for students. At the ground floor will be situated: the laundry service, three nicely furnished common rooms (among which a game & play room), a study café and a study area. When it comes to these shared spaces, DUWO tries to incorporate the ideas of students as much as possible. These common rooms will be used as an alternative by external users as well, considering the public functions of the University. 

The student housing will have affordable rental prices. Most of the apartments will be available for students under the age of 23, the other apartments are intented for students who are 23 years or older. It is possible to get housing allowance.

The new complex will be - besides from the governmental sustainability measures - built from a nature inclusive perspective. This entails that the building is going to have a green (sedum) roof, which has multiple functions: a rainwater buffer, air purification, decreasing the urban heating stress and increasing the biodiversity. Insect hotels will be placed on the green roof. The facades on the ground floor will also be covered with planting. It will include nesting boxes for bats, sparrows and swallows as well. Because the building will be connected to the district heating, the complex will be completely gas-free. The residents will be using electric cooktops; the electricity will be generated by solar panels.


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  • Landowner
    Leiden University
  • Surface area
    10.000 m2
  • Unique Selling Points
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