Benthem Crouwel Architects has secured a tender to design a new faculty building for the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Science (FNWI).
With an area of 14,000m², this building will be located on Amsterdam Science Park, the Netherlands.
It will feature the Institute for Logic, Informatics Institute, Language and Computation, and the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence.
The building ASP 942 is situated on plot 12, adjacent to the existing FNWI faculty.
Benthem Crouwel Architects will partner with building consultants Strackee to develop LAB 942, a name suited for a laboratory designed for research, development and co-creation.
The building’s design will be created in collaboration with the client, users and advisers.
Benthem Crouwel Architects offered a circular and flexible vision to create an optimal work and study environment for staff and students.
The committee unanimously awarded the contract for this project to Benthem Crouwel Architects and Strackee.
Other firms involved in the project include DGMR and installation consultants Deerns.
LAB 942 will be an energy-neutral building with a minimal use of materials. It will also feature a modular framework and a circular main construction made out of recycled and recyclable material.
As the construction can be easily disassembled, the building would be flexible in its daily use and can be easily adapted to changing demands.
The LAB 942 will be increasingly used in collaborations with businesses and the private sector. Therefore, such activities would require a building that is open to society and the surroundings.
It will consist of a light grid structure, with a variety of materials such as wood, glass, steel and 3D-printed textures.