Start construction Life Sciences Incubator at Utrecht Science Park
The first concrete pour marked the construction start of the second Life Sciences Incubator (LSI) at the Utrecht Science Park. The LSI is a business centre for start-ups in the bioscience field and will consist of both laboratories and offices. The 6,200 m2 building will have a joint entrance alongside the existing incubator. Completion is set for the second half of 2015.
With its wide variety of distinct buildings, the Utrecht Science Park is a microcosm of modern architecture. To fit within its surroundings, Mecanoo designed a sophisticated building with horizontal layers, while the detailed glazed facade adds a unique touch. By analysing the sustainability score and life cycle costs for each design decision, Mecanoo and GiesbersWijchen have created a remarkable design. The team aims to make the LSI the first laboratory building with BREEAM Outstanding certification in the Netherlands.
Photo: Hans van Leeuwen