VU University Medical Imaging Center


Leader in imaging and research


VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) wants to remain the leader in the field of medical imaging. All its activities related to imaging techniques are to be concentrated in the new Imaging Center. ‘Top-class care and research in a modern and, above all, flexible building.’ The project focuses on synergy, flexibility and sustainability.


The new building will house the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine departments, Cyclotron BV and the Laser Centre. It may be extended in the future with an intervention unit that includes hybrid operating theatres. The physical clustering of all imaging disciplines is a crucial step towards synergy in this field. Meeting, communication and collaboration are therefore at the heart of the design. The building will be an interactive platform for the various users.


The large quantity of imaging equipment, the state-of-the-art laboratories and the wide diversity of users call for a great deal of flexibility. Moreover, it must be possible to quickly adapt the building to continually developing research equipment.


Imaging Center will be a BREEAM-NL Excellent building. Given the special purpose of the building, this is a challenging task.




Program Centre for medical imaging, research and encouraging radiopharmacology.


Size 18,100m² GFA


Period 2011 – 2019


Status In progress


Sustainability BREEAM Very Good


Client VU Medisch Centrum


Team Roy Pype, Frank Pörtzgen, Hans Beekhoven, Tom Vlemingh, Paul Numan, Bert Muijres, Tim Loeters, Karin Wennink, Chris Dorval, Joost van Weerd, Martijn Jansen, Alfons van de Berg, Joris Alofs, Frans Frederiks, Stefan Opitz, Lex Hendriks


Consultants AT Osborne, DDock, Royal HaskoningDHV, IBS, Olivier Spek Architecten, Peutz, Studio Hartzema

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