Park More gives the LBSP the quality boost needed to become a truly vibrant park. The name MORE is not only a nod to the high dynamics in this part of the Leiden bio Science Park, where student and scientists work and live together. It also refers to Thomas More, a 16th century statesman who describes the ideal society in his book Utopia.
How to create the most optimal conditions for wellbeing in a district where ever-changing international students, teachers and scientists form a close-knit community and also are part of the city.
In the design a lot of space has been made for meeting places to promote social and scientific interaction. There are collective facilities, such as restaurants, shops and a hotel. The area becomes partly self-sufficient. This reduces the pressure on the external infrastructure and the environment. Of the 1100 rental properties, 700 are intended for students. Part of the 400 regular homes are intended for the international staff of the university.
In this entrance to the Innovation District LBSP, pedestrians and cyclists are the main users. The motorist can use the public parking garage on the west side of the entrance. The car-free zone offers plenty of space for greenery, despite the high building density. Around the buildings will be gardens with native trees and plants and ponds. The choices that are made here fit within the overarching biodiversity plan for the entire park.
Developer and investor Yisheng Development leads a development team (Lingotto, RED+ and Realnomics) and a design team (VenhoevenCS, Paul de Ruiter architects and Landlab). Student Experience is aboard for the explotation and consultancy firm Traject for the sustainability themes.
Please check out the latest news article regarding project MORE on the website of Leiden University: click here.
LandownerLeiden University Municipality of Leiden
Surface area64.000 m2
Investor: Yisheng Development
Architects: VenhoevenCS en Paul de Ruiter Architects
Visualizations: A2 Studio
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