Gaia is the goddess of the earth in Greek mythology, the classical version of Mother Nature. Gaia was built with the environment in mind. The building also has an open and inviting structure.
Gaia was designed by BD Architectuur. Sustainable building was one of the main concepts behind the design. The separate parts have been grouped around functions that require warmer or colder indoor climates. The central atrium is where the air is transferred; warmer air from the offices rises to the roof where heat is retained and re-used. This makes the building very energy efficient.
Signs directing you to Wageningen Campus are placed along all major access roads to Wageningen. Once on the campus, follow the ‘P-route’ to car park P4. Here (and at all the other main car parks) you will find signs with directions to the various buildings on the campus. Gaia's building number is 101.
The building houses the following organisations: