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24H was commissioned to make a design for a 3800 m2 program, partially within the existing straightforward building from the 60’s and partially in new extensions.
The design strategy that was developed was to use the newly built structures to give the existing building a new and expressive identity in the exterior as well as interior. A ‘lemniscate’ shape was added to the building, forming a new entrance guided by the organic shape, a new central hall where all the dynamism is concentrated.
The shape makes a new sign as a representative space for the school towards the public space. On the inside the special spaces like the auditorium and dance room, as well as the typical Waldorf school classes such as organic cooking, drawing, painting and textile work were placed.
All 32 different classrooms have specially designed wooden ceilings and a new ‘fresh schooling’ ventilation system providing the students with necessary fresh air for maximum concentration.Project Data
- Project: Marecollege, Leiden
- Client: Stichting Vrijescholen Zuid West Nederland
- Architect: 24H > architecture – Creative Owners: Boris Zeisser, Maartje Lammers
- Design: 2011-2012
- Construction: 2012-2013
- Completion: June 2013
- Floor Area: 3800m2