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Research Lab UMCG

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The Research Laboratory (the building with the green and yellow facade) of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) was finished in 2007 and designed by UNStudio architects.

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B: Het Gasfornuis, Groningen

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D: Martinikerkhof, Groningen, Nederland

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H: Martinikerkhof Groningen

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I: Sint Walburgstraat, Groningen, Nederland

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J: Martinikerkhof, Groningen, Nederland

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