A.A. Hijmans van den Bergh Medical Faculty
Erick van Egeraat
Winner of the 2007 biannual Dutch Rietveldprize, named after the famous "De Stijl" architect. The new faculty building is located on the University campus "De Uithof" forming the corner to the existing Academic Hospital of Utrecht.
The building contains three distinct functions; classrooms,
individual study landscapes, and a restaurant. The heart of the
building features three cone-shaped glass structures that intersect
the entire building and act as giant light wells. Consequently,
indirect sunlight enters deep into building allowing the user to
experience the "outside" from a variety of positions within the
Combining a rationalised and orthogonal structure with specific
shapes and open areas met the client's expectation of a modest,
though enriched environment with an inspiring identity.
A special hybrid-heating concept was developed for the ABC-Education Facility in Utrecht, in which the architectural layout of the building was fully utilised to develop the heating concept. Natural ventilation is used throughout the building.
The University of Utrecht commissioned the Urban Masterplan by O.M.A. (Art Zaayer) in 1995, and has since invited several well known Dutch architects to contribute to the University campus.
For this latest extension named after Abraham Albert Hijmans van den Bergh, a pioneer in biomedicine, the University sought a more modest building to make optimal use of the deep site available.
Facts about A.A. Hijmans van den Bergh Medical Faculty
Gross surface area:
Erick van Egeraat
Rowan van Wely
Taro Yoshikawa Ann-
ABT-C Adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek
Mechanical services engineer:
Electrical services engineer:
Dukers & de Cock, Eindhoven
Universiteit Utrecht afdeling bouw
Photographed by Christian Richters (Artur)
Last updated: December 19, 2013