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About the project

The new building for the Faculty of Science represents an important milestone, both for Leiden University in general and for the faculty in particular. The new building will be built in three phases. The first phase of the new building was brought into use in 2016 and covers 45,000 m2. The first phase of the new building was inaugurated in 2016 and occupies 45.000m2. In the period from 2017 up to and including 2023, phase 2A, with an area of 30,000 m2, will be realized. The entire Gorlaeus Building will be finished in 2026. At that point the complex will covers an area of almost 100,000 m2.

From decentralized to centralized

The faculty’s eight institutes are currently housed in various buildings on the Leiden Bio Science Park. Because some of the buildings are outdated and not energy efficient, in the coming years the university is committed to constructing the new Gorlaeus Building to offer a high-tech environment with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. A large part of the institutes and supporting staff will be housed under a single roof. The new building will encourages encouters between researchers and students.

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