AUC academic building
The AUC academic building is located at Amsterdam Science Park, just down the street from the AUC student residences, in the Watergraafsmeer neighbourhood of Amsterdam.
An impression of the AUC academic building.
Sustainability at AUC
AUC takes pride in working on sustainability. This is reflected in various parts of the academic building. The roof of the academic building is covered with grass to provide additional isolation.
Further, a joint heat and cold storage system is built at Amsterdam Science Park. Redundant heat in the summer is stored 150 meters below ground to be used to heat the building in the winter, while the building is cooled in the summer using the reversed principle.
Finally, AUC has joined the initiative Join the Pipe to increase the use of tapwater among students. The initiative supports people without access to water and supports them with sanitation projects.
In 2016, 116 solar panels were installed on the roof of the AUC academic building.
The UvA commissioned the AUC building. Mecanoo architects are responsible for the building design and the construction company M.J. De Nijs & Zonen BV was the main contractor.