MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SCHOOL NOORD SALINA
The development of a new multi-functional school in Saliña Noord is an important addition to the island of Bonaire. The building can become more than its individual elements through overlapping spaces and functions such as the Kolegio Papa Cornes, The Pelikaan, the daycare center and other community center facilities. The building is also set up in such a way that it promotes collaborations and the exchange of knowledge. The design is definitely centered on the child; each child should be able to find his or her own place in this multi-functional school. Children should feel free to play and inclined to learn. The boundary between inside and outside should be blurred, spaces should meld seamlessly and the school should feel light and approachable. The new building is a provocative building that tickles the curiosity of its new users, but also a building that is clear and allows a child to concentrate.
The school is like a small village connected by child-scale alleyways, courtyards and squares. The village is protected by a large tropical roof. The roof protects from the harsh sun and provides shade and cool through optimal use of the north-eastern winds. The classrooms, the staff rooms, the group areas and the sports facilities all border the breezy courts
address projectKaya Leiden
ClientServisio di Edukashon i Kultura, Bonaire
Gross Floor Area3830 sqm
teamClaudia van Leest, Bart Withagen, Jimmy van der Aa, Rosanne van Yperen, Sarina da Costa Gomez, Ashley Mason
programMulti-functional school building for two elementary schools, a child and care center, sports facilities and a media-center
detailstropical climate, local building methods
consultantsDeerns raadgevende ingenieurs b.v.; Civil Engineering Carribean n.v.
KeywordsSustainability / Flexible / Green / Child / Care /
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