February 2016 In the presence of Minister of Economic Affairs Kamp and mayor Lenferink of Leiden, the Biotech Training Facility was opened. This unique international training facility for the life science sector at the Leiden Science Park, is realized as Design & Build, a collaboration between Ector Hoogstad Architecten and BAM Utiliteitsbouw with Interflow.
The Biotech Training Facility focuses on training personnel for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry under GMP conditions. Good Manufacturing Practice is the strict safety and quality regime for the manufacturing of drugs.
Ector Hoogstad Architecten created a building design that combined complex technology with an architectural appearance marked by simplicity: a largely closed volume on a transparent plinth which anchors the building in its environment.