Gorlaeus Building

A new, sustainable building for the Faculty of Science
In the imposing Gorlaeus Building, many departments and institutes of the faculty come together under one roof. This so-called unilocation facilitates the synergy between all these institutes, so that encounters, interactions and cross-pollination come naturally here.
Celebration! The imposing Gorlaeus phase 2a has been completed in January, entirely according to plan. Now we are working on the move-in, so that it can be put into use in September.



The second phase of the construction of this new faculty with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities has now been completed. The first section with 46,000 square meters was already put into use in September 2016. In the second construction period, the Gorlaeus was given an extra lab wing, an education/office building, a library, a brasserie and a number of rooms for study associations.

The building has also been given its beautiful, characteristic entrance on the Campusplein, along the Einsteinweg. With this new entrance, the Gorlaeus building and the iconic lecture halls together form the 'face' of the faculty. When the third phase is completed in 2026, a large part of the institutes and faculty services will be under one roof.

Characteristic of the building is the comb structure, with three wings that are connected by an atrium with vides as high as the building itself. In this central hall there will be the communal facilities, such as the café, but also the seminar rooms, practical rooms and meeting rooms. There are also seating areas with lounge sofas and work tables for self-study, for example.

For more information, please click here to go to the project website. 

November 2023: The façade with the new entrance is almost finished.
November 2023: Een mooi ensemble - het recentelijk gerenoveerde Collegezalengebouw en het compleet nieuwe Gorlaeusgebouw met beide een nieuwe entree aan het Campusplein.
January 2024: Side view of the Gorlaeus Building with both phase 1 and phase 2a.
Mei 2022
January 2024: The brand new reception hall.
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  • Type
  • Landowner
    Leiden University
  • Surface area
    100.000 m2