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.


The construction of this new faculty with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities has now entered the second phase. The first part, with 46,000 m² of floor space, was already put into use in September 2016. 

In this second construction period, the Gorleaus will have an extra lab wing with offices and low-vibration laboratories, an education/office building, a library, a brasserie and a number of spaces for study associations. There will also be a beautiful, characteristic entrance on the Einsteinweg. From that moment on, in 2023, the Gorleaus building and the iconic Lecture Hall 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. 

Mei 2022
Oktober 2022
Oktober 2022
Oktober 2022
Oktober 2022
Oktober 2022
Oktober 2022


In progress
  • Run time
  • Type
  • Landowner
    Leiden University
  • Surface area
    100.000 m2