FELT won the Open Oproep competition for a new primary school adjacent to an existing nursery school.
The new school subtly blends in with the surrounding town, residential area and meadows of the valley. The compact building is positioned near the border of the site, maximising the open space for the school’s playground.
The new building is designed in tune with existing nursery school. The plan is characterized by its rational and economic structure. The building consists of two wings connected by a central hall. This renders a clear and straight-forward scheme with an efficient circulation. The west wing is directed towards the landscape and hosts nine classrooms with specific qualities: 'pitched roof classrooms' and 'garden classrooms'. The other wing contains the more public functions and is directed towards the playground and the nursery school.
FELT was also involved in the design of the masterplan of the surrounding area. Designing green areas, the public space and the traffic connections around a new social housing project next to the school.
Location: BE, Zarren
Client: Muncipality of Kortemark
Surface: 2000 sqm
Team: Jasper Stevens, Karel Verstraeten, Adrian Verhoijsen, Bram Denkens, Valerie Maes, Elise Candry, Jan Haerens
Consultants: BAS, HP engineers, Erik Geens, Studio Basta