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Gortercomplex

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GROUP A is responsible for the redevelopment of the Gorter building into apartments and the construction of two residential towers. The Gorter building, a former TNO establishment, is a monument from the 1940s, located at the Leiden Bio Science Park. In our design, the Gorter building is flanked by two new residential towers, both 40 meters high. To form a real ensemble, the first tower is positioned close to the Gorter building. The second is placed in the park as a separate tower.

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In the former laboratory spaces, 54 apartments have been realized. The new residential towers consist of 13 storeys with a light and transparent character. Through the use of similar brickwork on the lower storeys as the former laboratory, they connect to the adjacent monumental building. Construction started in the spring of 2018 and will be completed in the spring of 2020. The new building towers offer space for 159 apartments of approximately 57 sqm to 118 sqm with a balcony.

The Gortercomplex is part of the transformation of the campus-like Boerhaave area near Leiden Central Station. This former university site will combine a mix of living, working and educational functions. The city apartments provide a type of housing that is in great demand, but which is very rarely offered in Leiden. The apartments have a modern kitchen with built-in appliances and a fully equipped bathroom. The layout of the kitchen and bathroom differs per type of apartment, so there is a lot of variation. The Gorter complex is completed in the spring of 2020.

Facts

Client

Amvest/VolkerWesselsZeist

Assignment

Transformation listed building and new build

Location

Wassenaarseweg, Leiden, NL

Area

Gortergebouw: 5,766 sqm | Tower 1: 9,989 sqm | Tower 2, newly built: 7,367 sqm

Function

Residential

Start design

January 2016

Start construction

2017

Completion

April 2020
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The makers of this project

Maarten van Bremen
Maarten van Bremen
maarten@groupa.nl

Architect | Partner

Perry Klootwijk
Perry Klootwijk
perry@groupa.nl

Architect | Projectleader

Matteo Bettoni
Matteo Bettoni
matteo@groupa.nl

Architect | Projectleader

Pietro Giromini
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Io Alexandropoulou
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Nour Fellah
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Janneke van der Velden
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Richard Bax
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External stakeholders
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