The WELL Building Standard

In keeping with our Sustainable UM 2030 strategy, Maastricht University makes every effort to be as sustainable as possible, whether it comes to education, research or operations. In the redevelopment of the Tapijnkazerne, all three aspects have come together to make UM more sustainable – particularly when it comes to the wellbeing of the members of our community. In redeveloping the Tapijnkazerne, the WELL Building Standard has guided UM in its drive to pursue optimal outcomes for all our students and employees.

To ensure a healthy, comfortable work environment, Maastricht University, supported by our Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), used the WELL Building Standard in the redevelopment of the Tapijnkazerne. The WELL Building Standard is the result of ten years of medical research and specifies around 100 requirements across nine categories: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Movement, Comfort, Materials, Mind and Community.

Find out more about how the 8 most comprehensive categories from the WELL Building Standard are implemented at Tapijnkazerne:

Increasingly energy efficient buildings – from better insulation to intelligent lighting, and air filters - do not always benefit our health and wellbeing.

Learn more

  • Download the complete overview of WELL Building Standard requirements.
  • Maastricht University - Tapijnkazerne is currently in the WELL Building Final Assessment phase and will soon be the first European university to meet this standard.
  • FHML will set up its ‘living lab’ in the Tapijnkazerne to conduct research into the relationship between building-related factors and health.
  • Also, have a look at the WELL Building Standard webpage.
Well Building Tapijn
Project boundary - Redevelopment Tapijnkazerne phase 1