Client: Stadsdeel Oost / Gemeente Amsterdam
Type: Primary School, 2800m2 phase 1. with 600m2 extension
Location: Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
Plot: 2.400 m2
Status: Competition, 1st prize
Designteam: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl.
Projectteam: Daniel Aw, Jarno van Essen, Monika Pieroth, Eliano Felício, Pedro Piernas.
Contractor & developer : Verlaat Uden Bouwsystemen,
For the upcoming years the municipality of Amsterdam has the challange to provide sufficient facilities for the many new development areas, including Zeeburgereiland.
District manager Thesingh: "The difficult development of IJburg taught us that another way of planning and construction is needed. This to prevent expensive temporary emergency facilities and to give answer to new urban planning strategies.
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 allthe functions of integrated child center. 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 lunch rooms. 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.