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The 13-story building and surrounding 6-story block sits at the entrance to the University, serving as an archetype of┬áthe University’s dedication to sustainability for those entering the campus. The urban block and building are connected via a massive atrium and each floor of the building will feature a terrace that opens up into the atrium.

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The building was designed with two principles in mind: first, that it advanced enough that it can adapt to the changing technology of the future and, second, that it be rooted in sustainability. To that end, the green innovations in the building means that it uses 40 percent less energy than is recommended by Dutch building regulations, nabbing it the coveted BREEAM excellent rating.

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