December 2013 For students and teachers of the University of Utrecht Geo- and Beta Science Faculties a new education center is under construction. This new centre consists a combination of a highly transparent new construction and the existing buildings Buys Ballot and Minnaert (a characteristic red-brown building designed by a Neutelings Riedijk architects). The education centre will be linked to these two buildings by overpasses.
The new building consists of two elements: a tower with the labs on the top and self-study landscapes and common spaces underneath. This area connects to the other new section of the building; the 'loop' (promenade), connecting the new tower with the Buys Ballot building and the Minnaert building. The loop will have a green glass façade.
The progress of the construction can be followed on this webcam. The construction will proceed very fast; final decorating will start right after the summer and the building in use is scheduled for January 2015.