Utrecht University Campus

Utrecht has ca. 340,000 inhab­i­tants, mak­ing it the fourth city in the Nether­lands, includ­ing 30,000 stu­dents.  Locat­ed in the east of the city, the uni­ver­si­ty cam­pus used to con­sist of detached build­ings, float­ing in green mead­ows. In the 1990s the uni­ver­si­ty decid­ed to den­si­fy the sprawl accord­ing to a mas­ter­plan by OMA. A clus­ter of unusu­al fac­ul­ty build­ings was cre­at­ed, with the Edu­ca­to­ri­um by OMA and the Uni­ver­si­ty Library by Wiel Arets as highlights.

 

Over the fol­low­ing decades, some of those build­ings were altered, oth­ers extend­ed, and some new struc­tures have been erect­ed as well. The for­mer Uithof uni­ver­si­ty cam­pus now calls itself Utrecht Sci­ence Park.

Vis­it the restruc­tured uni­ver­si­ty cam­pus with us! Walk around the cam­pus, find out about its his­to­ry and future and have a look inside some of the buildings.

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Programme: Utrecht University Campus

  • Uni­ver­si­ty cam­pus Uithof — Mas­ter­plan by OMA

  • Edu­ca­to­ri­um (OMA, 1997)
  • Fac­ul­ty build­ings by Neutel­ings Riedijk, Mecanoo, Ector Hoogstad
  • Bas­ket­Bar (NL Archi­tects, 2003)
  • Hogeschool Utrecht (Schmidt Ham­mer Lassen, 2018)