Main goal for the design was to translate the educational ideas of the school into coherent spaces, organized logically and economically. This is achieved by putting classrooms for theory and practice on every level close to eachother. At the same time the overall volume is compact in order to make the best possible building aspect ratio.
Located at a tricky point in the city, a no man’s land between the historical center and the undefined business area of Zaltbommel, there really was an opportunity for the building to become something special. Making an connection between old and new and atrackting attention towards the site and its function as a school.
The school is deliberately not shaped as a box, but rather like an elegant slab, curving around an big interior space where students and teachers meet in an informal way.