The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment will move to the Utrecht Science Park in 2021. Together with the Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB), RIVM will occupy the new building on the 'Weg tot de Wetenschap' in Utrecht. 

Public-Private Partnership

The new building is being developed in a Public-Private Partnership (PPS) under a contract that makes StruktonHurksHeijmans responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the new building including facility services.

 

 

 

Design

The new building has 18 storeys including offices and laboratories. A clear and transparent design supports RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment and MEB in knowledge development and sharing.

Sustainable

The building will stand the test of time thanks to its sturdy structural design, column-free working areas, spacious storey height, flexible options and capacity in vertical transport facilities. And it’s energy-efficient too, as it encourages people to use the stairs, and the type of electrical and mechanical systems and equipment selected are energy-saving as well. Climate control in the building is energy-neutral, and the energy needed will be locally and sustainably generated, for example, by using green energy from a wind turbine in the neighbourhood. The green roofs and walls will help to insulate the building all year round by retaining warmth in winter and keeping it cool in summer. RIVM, MEB and StruktonHurks would like this building to fulfil an exemplary role with respect to sustainable construction and sustainable operation.