In this school (LWOO with gym) the theoretical and practical classrooms are the main volumes of the design stacked on top of each other like a Jenga puzzle. In this way the most important parts of the program are integrated functionally and spatially. At the same time this organization defines the character of the exterior. Inside and outside become one.
The brief of the client stated:
- make an attractive and sunny enclosed outdoor space to keep the pupils close to the school without wandering around in the neighborhood
- create a small-scale atmosphere in the interior with overview and transparency
- create a school without corridors
- create a good air quality and heating/cooling comfort according to Frisse Scholen klasse B
The building is open and light using the auditorium and the Open Learning Center as the heart of the school. A big step of stairs (also to be used as a stand) accompanies you towards the main entrance on the first floor. By putting all communal spaces on this first level a lot of spatial cohesion is achieved. Voids between the different levels let you see through the whole school in one glance.