The Grotiusgebouw ( Grotius building) is a new university building of the Radboud University Nijmegen. The university is situated in a green, park-like environment. The compact, detached building with its orientation to all sides fits perfectly into this green campus. The building is mainly used by the Faculty of Law.
The horizontally articulated building has a small footprint and seems to consist of three floors. In reality, there are five. The building ‘drops’ a level into the ground and has a recessed penthouse on the roof. The cantilevered canopies all around the building typify the appearance of the Grotiusgebouw. These canopies of white glossy composite, along with all the glass that reflects the green and wooded area, provide the Grotiusgebouw with an open and classic character. The upside of the canopies reflects the daylight into the building. At the same time direct, blinding sunlight is averted.