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Maximum energy was spent on creating an inspiring interior as an antidote for the featureless exterior.
In order to organise the various college spaces within the uninspiring straightjacket luminous walls that linger through the open space of the floor to separate the classrooms from the foyer. Digital prints depicting colourful natural imagery, blown up almost beyond the point of abstraction, wrap the tilted, ribbon-like outer walls of the four classroom clusters.
In the centre of the floor a sculptural ‘fish’ is placed which contains several functions; the volume contains three pouch-like meeting rooms crowned by a star-spangled ceiling, is at the same time a physical separation between the public space and the administration offices, and its tail tapers off an turns into a comfortable bench.Project Data
- Project: Ichthus Academy, Rotterdam
- Client: Ichthus Hogeschool, Rotterdam
- Architect: 24H > architecture – Creative Owners: Boris Zeisser, Maartje Lammers
- Completion: January 2002
- Floor Area: 1800 m2