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Feringa Building

A new building for the Faculty of Science and Engineering: the current Nijenborgh 4 complex is no longer sufficient and will be replaced by the new Feringa Building. Contractor Ballast-Nedam started the construction in the summer of 2019.

The new building (64,000 m2) will take the form of three connected V-shaped wings and will house some 1400 students and 850 staff members. Alongside offices and teaching rooms, the building will also house a wide range of specialized laboratories, including physics, chemistry and low-vibration labs.

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Home to Nobel Prize Winners

The building is named after Professor Ben Feringa, who conducted his Nobel Prize-winning research at the Faculty of Science and Engineering (in Nijenborgh 4) and where Prof. Frits Zernike also won his Nobel Prize for Physics in 1953. The Feringa Building, ‘home to Nobel Prize winners’, underpins the University’s ambitions to continue contributing to important international research in fields such as chemical engineering, nanotechnology, material research and astronomy.

Feringa Building facts & figures

  • 64,000 m2 gross floor area
  • 260 metres long, 63 metres wide, five floors
  • lecture hall with 420 seats
  • restaurant with seating for 250 people
  • three kilometres of laboratory tables
  • 450 fume cupboards
  • 35 laser labs
  • 900 m2 of solar panels
  • no natural gas

Pictures of festive construction kickoff, with Ben Feringa:

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