Utrecht Science Park – De Uithof

A visit to several leading contemporary buildings on Utrecht Science Park – De Uithof. Construction started in the 1960’s but came to a halt in the following decade. However, in the past ten years building has been resumed with much enthusiasm, turning Utrecht Science Park into an actual campus. The new building impulse has resulted in several remarkable buildings.

You can choose one or more of the following buildings in Utrecht Science Park – De Uithof: Educatorium – Rem Koolhaas/OMA (1997), University Library – Wiel Arets (2004), A.A. Hijmans van den Bergh Building – Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects (2006), Faculty for Beta Sciences – Herman Hertzberger (2011), Faculty for Economy and Management – Mecanoo Architects (1995) (Currently under construction, visiting not possible).

A selection of the following buildings are also part of the tour. The interior of these buildings can not be visited: Ronald McDonald House – Bosch Haslet Architects (1998), Cambridgecomplex (student housing) – Rudy Uytenhaak Architects (1999), Nicolaas Bloemberg Building – UN Studio (2001), The Basket Bar – NL Architects (2003), Warmtekrachtkoppeling Centrale – Atelier Zeinstra van der Pol Architects (2005), De Bisschoppen (student housing) – Köther Salman Koedijk Architects (2006), Casa Confetti (student housing) – Marlies Rohmer Architects (2008)

This excursion also emphasizes the urban structure of Utrecht Science Park – De Uithof, the urban plan that was designed by Art Zaaijer/OMA (1986). This plan answered to the existing structure, which hardly took into account the original landscape formed by the Hollandse Waterlinie, the famous Dutch water defence system. The buildings erected in the so-called ‘kasbah-zone’ illustrate the urban development master plan. The landscape structure is designed by West 8.

NOTE: During the weekend only the University Library is open for visit.

A tour through Utrecht Science Park with one builing to visit lasts one hour. For every extra building to visit you can account half an hour extra.

Number of participants
The maximum number of participants for a walking tour is 20. You can easily book one of more extra tours for extra participants. Please mention the total number of participants at the application form and we define the number of guides needed.

1 hr | € 120,- (including 21% vat) | You can visit 1 building
1,5 hrs | € 160,- (including 21% vat) | You can visit 2 buildings
2 hrs | € 190,- (including 21% vat) | You can visit 3 buildings
2,5 hrs | € 220,- (including 21% vat) | You can visit 4 buildings

You can book a tour through filling in the application form:

application form

For more information on tours and bookings you can reach us on Mondays from 10 to 13 hrs  and on Thursdays from 10 to 17 hrs. You can reach us by mail: aorta@aorta.nu, or by phone: +31 (0)30 2321686.