Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool in Rotterdam, Netherlands by KCAP Architects&Planners

 
February 5th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KCAP Architects&Planners 

The ‘Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool’ is an elementary school in Rotterdam’s quarter Kralingen-Crooswijk with children from various ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. The school has been spread over two locations within the district. With the extension of one of the locations all school facilities could be united again and help the school function as one institution.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: KCAP Architects&Planners
  • Project: Nieuwe Park Rozenburgschool
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode
  • Client: Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam (former OBR) commissioned by JOS (Jeugd, Onderwijs en Samenleving)
  • Program: 3.200 m2 for 21 classrooms of which a new building with 2.000 m2 for 14 classrooms and renovation existing building with 1.200 m2 for 7 classrooms, common and multifunctional spaces, staff rooms
  • Time: 2008 – 2013

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

The location for the extension presents a complex and small-scale urban situation which asks for a sensible design of the building mass, the materialization of the facades and the accessibility of the site.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

The program consists of a new building with 2.000 m2 as extension of an existing building with 1.200 m2. The existing school building is a municipal monument, built in 1931 by  the brothers Evert and Herman Kraaijvanger, and renovated internally by KCAP in 2005. With a total of 3.200 m2 the school houses 21 classrooms, of which 14 in the new and 7 in the existing building.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

The new three storey building refers with its contours and brick facades to a school building which previously occupied this exact location. With the vertical façade pattern it reveals a temporary appearance. On ground level, a glass volume connects the new and the old building which can additionally be merged with neighboring rooms to one large multifunctional space with direct access to the outside.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

The classrooms are located on the first and second floor. Broad hallways allow for creating multifunctional and flexible spaces which can be linked to the classrooms for class-oriented and special education activities.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

The new building is labeled as ‘Frisse Scholen’ (fresh schools) class B and scores high sustainability results. The structure consists of a light construction of wooden columns with dividing walls. This provides for flexibility in the usage of the space and creates a warm character for the interior of the school. All materials are chosen with respect to minimize maintenance efforts and to maximize their durability.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners

Related posts:

Tags: ,

Categories: Park, School

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy