Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Leiden | Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Iris van Herpen

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden

The new Naturalis boasts a collection of 42 million objects, now united in 9 exhibition halls, research facilities and laboratories in one magnificent combination of interconnected structures. Using a specifically developed construction technique, 263 panels were moulded from a tailored blend of hand-sanded concrete and small grain sized white marble aggregate, resulting in a delicate texture that feels as smooth as fabric.

Photo © Scagliola Brakkee

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden