Gorlaeus Building

A new, sustainable building for the Faculty of Science
A new Faculty of Science building will be realised in three phases.


The new Gorlaeus Building will offer high-grade research apparatus and will consist of wings linked by an atrium. Phase 1 was open for use in September 2016. The entrance of the new Gorlaeus Building will face the campus square. During phase 2B, an additional wing will be built, creating space for offices and low-vibration laboratories. In January 2021, out of three candidates, one contractor was selected to do this: construction company Heijmans Utiliteit. Eventually, by 2026, most of the Faculty institutes and services will be located under one roof.

The transparent building will encourage meetings and interaction between institutes and education, researchers and students, and among disciplines.

Sustainability measures in the construction of the new building include LED lighting and thermal energy storage (a sustainable way of generating energy).

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


In progress
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  • Landowner
    Leiden University
  • Surface area
    100.000 m2
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