The striking building for the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Groningen is a design by architect Rudy Uytenhaak. It is special because of its size, the elegant shape which blends well into the surrounding nature reserve and the construction with a steel shell. The building has a total floor area of 34,000 m², has nine floors and has a maximum height of 40 meters.
This project had the international first with light-transmissive / transparent Raficlad® composite exterior wall panels, and was the first structural composite façade project of this size. The high airtightness requirements associated with laboratories in the university building have been achieved, despite a bar-free window span of 3.1 meters.