Utrecht Science Park
At the edge of Utrecht you will find the Utrecht Science Park – the biggest knowledge hub in the Netherlands and an example of pioneering modern architecture.
The Utrecht Science Park is home to Utrecht University, the Botanic Gardens, University Medical Centre Utrecht and dozens of companies and leading research institutions.
The first university buildings that stood in the Utrecht Science Park in the 1960s were simple wooden structures. The site now features several spectacular new buildings by well-known architects. For example, there is the award-winning Educatorium designed by Rem Koolhaas/OMA, as well as the Minnaert Building designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects and the University Library designed by Wiel Arets Architects & Associates.
The Utrecht Science Park is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, including those with a special interest in architecture. Aorta Centre of Architecture offers guided tours, including of the award-winning Educatorium building.
Heidelberglaan 11, 3584 CS Utrecht