University of Groningen
New building for the medical faculty. The building links up with two existing buildings - the anatomical laboratory (the ‘little tower’) and the dentistry faculty. Building alongside existing constructions, particularly making the foundations, demands a precise project approach.
The structural scheme consists of a concrete column structure with wide-slab floors; for the large spans of the lecture theatre and the projection, steel lattice trusses were employed. Not only the curved golden façade, but also the large overhangs catch the eye. The building section over the entrance, for instance, projects out no less than 14 metres.