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Radix, Wageningen, Netherlands 
Tuesday 23 Feb 2010
 
On campus 
 
Christian Richters 
 
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Wageningen University opens new laboratory building 

The completion of DP6 architectuurstudio's Radix forms part of the extensive new construction plans for Wageningen University, Netherlands. Surrounding a green central area, several new research and educational buildings have been planned to create a new campus. The new 21.000 sq m building will form part of the series of buildings to the north of the Droevendaalsesteeg, and will link up with the existing Plant Sciences building.

The design brief called for a flexible and transparent building that would fit in with the Wageningen tradition of distinctive university buildings. The new building is based on innovative office concepts and the flexible use of laboratories. The design presents itself as an easy to use building to both customers and students alike, service-minded and businesslike.

Daylight enters through the glass façades and the patios in the building. These enclosed spaces house plants and trees from the Plant Knowledge Unit. Various routes lead through and around the patios at different levels, creating a three-dimensional ensemble of work and laboratory spaces. The simple geometry of the glass and timber column façade changes with the seasons as the need for blocking the sun's heat and light fluctuates.

The service building will be the new heart of the Radix complex. The building has a prominent entrance and a spacious reception and a first level a conference centre.

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