This ‘double school’ is located in the green zone of a North Leeuwarden district. The school is built on a specially created island that literally serves as a bridge to education. The building robustly towers over its surroundings. The facade profile protrudes increasingly and this makes it an elegant building, with a lot of incident light in the central courtyard. The brick facade segments are markedly horizontal, which increases the plasticity. Inside, the wooden panelling is lineated likewise. Each school has its own wing, to be used separately or jointly with the rest of the building. The class rooms are located along the facades. Facilities that do not need daylight are located at the heart of the building, accentuated by a pear-shape and a pear-colour. A large atrium centralizes all functions. Round skylights underline the clear building structure. Transparency towards the classrooms is realized by the use of glass – positioned so that the students are not distracted.
Client O.S.G. Piter Jelles, Leeuwarden Project secondary education
Size 6.425 m2 Completion 2006
Team Jeanne Dekkers
Advisors Adviesbureau Tielemans, Eindhoven (construction), Adviesbureau Technical Management, Groningen (installations), Adviesbureau Technical Management, Amersfoort (building science) Contractor Friso Aannemingsmaatschappij BV, Sneek