Lorentz I

The first Phase of project Lorentz is an important step in the renewal of the Leiden station area. Lorentz Leiden consists of a composition of three light-colored towers of different heights on top of a plinth building. In Phase 1, the first two towers and plinth have now been realized. The towers have a slightly sparkling aluminium façade cladding; the highest tower in champagne color and the lower one in bronze. Both towers are crowned with two storey-high maisonettes that offer a splendid view on the city and far beyond. The dark red, four-layered plinth building houses studios and commercial spaces at the Station Square, such as the Heineken commercial headquarters and brewpub to be opened later this year. To accentuate the difference in use and orientation, the plinth building is composed of two distinct facade expressions: a concrete framework at the station square and a composition of brickwork and white concrete window frames along the residential street. The roof of the plinth building is covered with green and provides the adjacent apartments with a pleasant roof terrace. The building also houses a car park and Leiden’s largest public bicycle parking.

Project data


Stationsplein Leiden, NL


167 apartments (84 tower apartments, 36 maisonettes, 31 studios, 16 plinth apartments), Heineken Commercial Headquarters & Brewpub, parking garage (198 cars), public bicycle parking (4800 bicycles)

Surface Area

36.000 m2 BVO

Year Of Completion



Architectural Design
Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Architectural Engineering
ABT BV ingenieursbureau
Building Physics
Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance | Van Wijnen Projectontwikkeling West bv
Main Contractor
Bouwcombinatie Lorentz VOF: Van Wijnen West bv & Hurks Bouw en Vastgoedontwikkeling
Scagliola Brakkee
Project Management
Lendering & Partners
Structural Engineer
Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs