The Amsterdam Science Park is an area developed by the University of Amsterdam, the municipality of Amsterdam and Dutch scientific institution NWO. In the future, the area will house technology-related companies and institutions, but also residential buildings.

The new construction and renovation of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Science is one of the first projects within this area. Currently, several additional projects are running and in May 2010, construction of the (adjacent) University Sports Centre has been completed.
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Project information


Project management




University of Amsterdam


Rudy Uytenhaak Architecture office / Architecture office HH (Herman Hertzberger) / Meyer en van Schooten architects

Project size

75.000 m2 GFA

Start of project




Consulting services

Construction management including post occupancy European procurement of design and works, Safety and health coordination, site supervision

The project involves a great variety of laboratories, educational facilities, office spaces, a library, a restaurant, and sport facilities, amounting to approximately 75.000m2 GFA. Construction of the biological research building, containing research glasshouses, and a central energy supply facility are also part of the plan. Furthermore, the possibility for a newly constructed parking facility has been investigated. By means of a European tender procedure, combined with a negotiated procedure, three architect firms have been selected, with Rudy Uytenhaak as coordinating architect.

The contractors (Ballast Nedam Bouw Speciale Projecten and Burgers Ergon Installatietechniek) have been selected prior to the production information stage, as part of the Engineer & Build procedure.

The last phase of the entire building complex has been completed in June 2010.

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