Akkerbouwstraat 1, Julianadorp
Buildings for education
PUBLICATIONS:Architectuur.nl 2008-3; T. Verstegen (red.) - Een traditie van verandering, 2008; Scholenbouwprijs 2008; Jaarboek 2008-2009
All classrooms of this school for various forms of secondary education lie off an upward-spiralling ramp. This configuration give maximum freedom in allotting more or fewer classrooms to each school type. This in turn generates a round building whose roofed atrium can act as a schoolyard. Giving directly onto a general assembly hall, the atrium has a semi-transparent air cushion roof. On the ground floor are taller subject rooms, the school canteen and the staffrooms. The external facade is of aluminium panels with gold and silver-coloured coatings. Inside, shades of green predominate; the 350-metre-long ramp has its own aluminium panels decorated with an intaglio pattern of holes.