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Gorlaeus Building

Leiden University is realizing a new and sustainable building with state-of-the-art research and education facilities for the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Gorlaeus Building. The construction of the second phase, completed in January 2024, has resulted in a further expansion of the faculty and the creation of a beautiful, characteristic entrance. After the relocation in the course of 2024, this part of the building will be ceremoniously opened in September.

Phase 1 (2013-2016)

The first phase of the Gorlaeus Building has a gross floor area of 46,000 m2. A booklet has been created about the first phase: Gorlaeus Building, unlimited possibilities

Here below we present a photo selection of the first phase.

Phase 2 (2017-2027)

Phase 2a (2017-2024)
In phase 2a, the central main axis has been completed and the building has received three new side wings. In this phase, the common facilities have been realized, such as catering and a library. The new main entrance of the Gorlaeus Building is located on the Einsteinweg, directly on the Campus Square. From now on, the new flagship building and the iconic Gorlaeus Lecture Hall building form the 'face' of the Faculty. For this phase, the Gorlaeus high-rise was sustainably demolished. The LMUY building will serve as a buffer during this construction phase. 

Phase 2b (2024-2027)
The Gorlaeus Building will be completed by expanding on the side of the building where the LMUY building is situated. Currently, research is being conducted on the most sustainable way to proceed here, through the demolition or renovation of the LMUY building. 


Take a look at the future campus of Leiden University

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