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Neutelings Riedijk Architects Reveal Expansion Plans for Leiden’s Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Neutelings Riedijk Architects have revealed the final design for the expansion and renovation of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. With construction set to begin in October 2015, the rejuvenation scheme will see the renovation of 20,000m2 of the existing museum and the construction of an additional 19,000m2.

 Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Rotterdam

Nieuw Leyden Block / Arons en Gelauff Architecten

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer

BioPartner / JHK Architecten

  • Architects: JHK Architecten
  • Location: Wassenaarseweg, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Contractor: Dura Vermeer Bouw Leidschendam
  • Structural Engineer: Adviesbureau Kaskon
  • Building Services: Wolter en Dros
  • Area: 11500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Arthur Meerloo, Palladium Photodesign

© Arthur Meerloo © Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign © Palladium Photodesign

Marecollege / 24H Architecture

  • Architects: 24H Architecture
  • Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Design: Boris Zeisser, Maartje Lammers
  • Collaborators: Harm Janssen, Jasper Deurloo, Lucia Gimenez Puerta, Koen Karst, Emma Westerduin, Marine Lacroix
  • Area: 3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Boris Zeisser

Courtesy of Boris Zeisser Courtesy of Boris Zeisser Courtesy of Boris Zeisser Courtesy of Boris Zeisser

New Naturalis Biodiversity Center Winning Proposal / Neutelings Riedijk Architecten

Neutelings Riedijk Architecten was recently awarded with the architectural design commission for the new Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden. As one of the top five natural history museums in the world, Naturalis has a collection totaling over 37 million objects.. A collaboration between Amsterdam Zoological Museum, National Herbarium Nederland and the National Natural History Museum, Naturalis has resulted in an expansion of personnel and objects and correspondingly the need to extend and renovate the current location and research facilities. More images and architects' description after the break.

Leiden University New Science Campus / JHK Architecten + Inbo

Designed by JHK Architecten + Inbo the construction of the first phase of the new science campus of the University of Leiden officially started last Thursday, February 28th. The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Leiden will at completion of the building project present itself in one building, promoting the cooperation between the different institutions housed within. Leiden University will have a modern, open and communicative building in which the various research institutes of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences will be interconnected better than ever. More images and architects' description after the break.

Two Sports Centers Boshuizerkade / René van Zuuk Architects

  • Architects: René van Zuuk Architects
  • Location: Leiden, South Holland, The Netherlands
  • Design: René van Zuuk, Kersten Scheller, Peter Hagelaar, Wulf Oschwald, Javier Paz Taibo
  • Design Team: Kersten Scheller, Peter Hagelaar, Wulf Oschwald, Javier Paz Taibo
  • Area: 1590.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects Courtesy of René van Zuuk Architects

Singel Park Winning Proposal / LOLA + Studio KARST

Courtesy of LOLA
Courtesy of LOLA

LOLA landscape architects from Rotterdam and Studio KARST from Zurich recently won the international ideas competition for their plans for the future Singel Park in Leiden. The two agencies present “convincing and thoughtful concepts for both the park as a whole, as well as for the role the park can play in Leiden’s future.” That’s the conclusion of the advisory committee headed by Mayor Henri Lenferink. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dos Casas en Una / GAAGA

  • Architects: GAAGA
  • Location: Leiden, Holanda
  • Equipo De Diseño: Esther Stevelink, Arie Bergsma
  • Ingeniería Estructural: Buro Broersma, Den Haag
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg

Piano House / Pasel.Kuenzel Architects

  • Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects
  • Location: Paradijssteeg 11, 2312 Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Architect: Pasel Kuenzel Architects
  • Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, S. Wolff
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg

Corner House in Leiden / Marc Koehler Architects + Sophie Valla Architects

  • Architects: Marc Koehler Architects, Sophie Valla Architects
  • Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Architects: Sophie Valla Architects & Marc Koehler Architects
  • Project Team: Wouter Hendrikson, Petr Ulrich
  • Construction Advisor: Buro Broersma
  • Installations Advisor: S&W, van Leeuwen
  • Contractor: KbK Bouw
  • Area: 233.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Luuk Kramer

© Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer © Luuk Kramer

V-House / GAAGA

  • Architects: GAAGA
  • Location: Paradijssteeg 11, 2312 GG Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Architects: GAAGA
  • Team: Esther Stevelink and Arie Bergsma
  • Structural Engineering: IMD, Rotterdam
  • Contractor: Verbeij Bouw, Boskoop
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg

Housing in Leiden / SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTEN/

  • Architects: SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTEN/
  • Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Architects: SNITKER/BORST/ARCHITECTEN/ - Leen Borst, Mark Snitker
  • Design Team:  Andrea Alvarez, Milos Dimitrijevic, Janfrans van der Eerden, Brigitte Kwa, Rudy Davi, Zsuzsanna Nagy
  • Structural Engineer: Pieters bouwtechniek Haarlem
  • Client: Municipality of Leiden
  • Contractor: Du Prie Bouw en Ontwikkeling
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Roos Aldershoff, Dennis Sies

© Roos Aldershoff © Roos Aldershoff © Dennis Sies © Roos Aldershoff

Nieuw Leyden / 24H > architecture

  • Architects: 24H > architecture
  • Location: Universiteit Leiden, Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Architects: 24H > architecture
  • Project Team:  Maartje Lammers, Boris Zeisser with Olav Bruin, Anja Verdonk, Albert-Jan Vermeulen, Floor Kokke, Valentine van Dam
  • Area: 380.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H

Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H Courtesy of Boris Zeisser 24H

House NL III / GAAGA

  • Architects: GAAGA
  • Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Architects: GAAGA - Esther Stevelink en Arie Bergsma
  • Structural Engineering: IMD, Rotterdam
  • Contractor Casco Structure: Bruijnes, Alphen aan de Rijn. The rest of the house was built by the owner himself.
  • Installations: Bemeco Installatietechniek, Nieuw Vennep
  • Energy Performance & Building Physics: GAAGA - Arie Bergsma
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Marcel van der Burg

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg

V35K18 Residence / Pasel.Kuenzel

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg

Transformation of Leiden Central Station Master Plan / Maxwan

Maxwan shared with us their master plan design for the transformation of the Leiden Central Station and its quarter in Leiden City, Netherlands. From a neglected station area into a vibrant new high-density neighborhood, their design strengthens the connection between the historic center in the south and Leiden’s Bio-Science District in the north. More images and architect’s description after the break.