Part of the project team together with Daniel Aw, Jarno van Essen, Monika Pieroth and Pedro Piernas.
All images courtesy of Studioninedots.
From the architect:
“For the upcoming years the municipality of Amsterdam has the challenge to provide sufficient facilities for the many new development areas, including Zeeburgereiland. The new integrated child center will be located in the RI-O area, near the former sewage purification plant at zeebrugereiland. Plot 13 lies between the Faas Wilkesstreet and the John Blankensteinstreet, just behind the three characteristic silos.
The requirements for the tender were quite high. They asked for a compact, flexible and sustainable building with a strong identity. A concept suitable for multiple locations. We decided to create a compact building with a powerful heart that forms the connection between all the functions of integrated child center.”
Client: Stadsdeel Oost/Gemeente Amsterdam
Type: Competition 1st prize
Programme: Primary School of 2800m2 phase 1 with 600m2 extension
Location: Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
Photography: Peter Cuypers
All the classrooms are placed along the facade creating a social heart where children can meet and learn. This area is formed by the auditorium, entrance, library, play rooms and the lunchrooms.
The identity of this space is formed by specially designed multi-storey light wells, creating multiple views, beautiful light and different relations between the floors.