Among the projects forming part of the University Quarter development is the major renovation and upgrade of the BG3 building at Binnengasthuisstraat 9. This building has a gross floor area (GFA) in the region of 2,800 m2. The building comprises a historic section measuring some 1,400 m2 GFA and a new extension dating to the early 1990s of approximately 1,400 m2 GFA. What is the current function of the building? What will this be in future?
The BG3 building currently houses:
In future, BG3 will probably be home to the staff and the Education Desks of the Faculty of Humanities, as the current building is unable to accommodate them and is not future-proof in its current form.
Based on the programme, the urban design vision and the Urban Design Master Plan, future designs for the building are being investigated, which will all be based on the premise of retaining the historic section. A design procedure is set to start shortly.