Gorlaeus Lecture Hall
The west side of the campus square is occupied by the Gorlaeus Lecture Hall, known as ‘the dish’. This building houses the largest lecture halls of Leiden University, which welcome hundreds of students every day. It also has Leiden’s largest solar panel roof, with 1241 solar panels.
Modernising a striking Leiden University building
Over the coming years, the Gorlaeus Lecture Hall will undergo renovation: the lecture halls and restaurant will be modernised and the administration wing and current entrance on the west side will be demolished. A new entrance area will be created next to the campus square, with a broad, inviting staircase leading to the first floor. The renovation will take place in phases, so classes can be taught throughout. The project will likely be finished in 2022.