FIRE BRIGADE ACADEMY
J. VERHOEVEN, 1975-1980, Kemperbergerweg 783, Arnhem
Buildings for education
Here four cruciform blocks stand at diagonals forming a square of X's. The 'nodes' at the extremities of each allow for eventual extensions and per block serve as hose storage, practice space, maquette department and recreation zone, with one node per function. The central node contains an alarm communications centre. The clear division into three programme components - living quarters above, classrooms in the middle, plant rooms and garages below - responds to the differences in height in this wooded area.