Sept 2016 - Recharged

BREEAM Excellent for Geo Sciences

Folded strata and geologic deformations are the inspiration for the markant new building of the Faculty Geo Sciences of the University of Utrecht. Geo is a very sustainable building. De BREEAM certification for the design phase has just been finished and was approved by both the assessor and the Dutch Green Building Council. The score of 74% gave Geo a BREEAM-NL Excellent design certificate. 

In the meanwhile construction has started. Contractor Wijnen just started with completing the facade at height. The dark horizontal staggered bands make that the architectural design of the building fits the type of users and also the surrounding buildings of TNO and GML. In this way it creates a trinity. 

Inside the spaciousness of the building high vide, which turns a quarter every floor, is already visible. With a little bit of imagination you can already imagine how students and scientists meeting one another in the spacious dynamics of the atrium, escaping the working atmosphere for a while.

More information: Hans Toornstra, Rodi van der Horst