Researchbuilding Biomedical Sciences O&N5 | Leuven

Efficient and flexible

KU Leuven wishes in the short term to achieve a new laboratory building on campus Gasthuisberg in Leuven. The new university research building will be used by the Biomedical Sciences Group.


KU Leuven is a university with nearly 600 years of history, more than sixty thousand students and staff, with a great social significance and responsibility, focusing on versatile and advanced scientific research and education.The new laboratory building is used by researchers and students of biomedical sciences group.


The program in the 13,000 sqm storey building volume includes offices, laboratories and meeting rooms. The new volume is connected by bridges with existing research buildings of the University of Leuven on the Health Science Campus where also the university hospital is located. The design team responds to the primary objective of the KU Leuven: creating space for high-quality research in an efficient, flexible and structurally thought out laboratory building that will be realized in an attractive way on extremely cost efficient. In short: no-nonsense architecture.

Key drivers

  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Transparancy and daylight
  • Life Cycle Costs


  • Design Concept
  • Design management
  • (all services executed by Roy Pype as associate partner of Wiegerinck architectuur stedenbouw)


  • Client: KU Leuven (University)
  • Architect: Wiegerinck architectuur stedenbouw, LOW-architecten
  • MEP: Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Structural: Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Visuals: Wiegerinck, LOW