• location: Peer, Belgium (Show on map)
  • program: 9.000 m2 Secondary school
  • client: DBFM 'Scholen van Morgen / City of Peer
  • design: 2011 - 2014
  • completed: 2016-17
  • design team: Juliette Bekkering, Monica Adams Team: Frank de Vleeschhouwer, Magdalena Strak, Esther Vlasveld, Frank Venhorst, Zuzana Kuldova, Perry Klootwijk, Philip Mannaerts, Jan Pieter Bos.

Agnetencollege is the combination of two schools: secondary and high school. Two worlds in two wings, each with their covered playground, special multifunctional spaces and classrooms. Two worlds that come together in a majestic central hall that  defines the heart of the building.

With a strong identity in its shape, Agnetencollege blends with the other buildings in the campus thanks to refined materialization and detailing. The composition of blue Irish stone, for the base, and brickworks on the upper facades, together with stainless steel-colored aluminium details defines the feeling of school campus.

The layout is a combination of communal and individual spaces, where practical and administrative functions (hairdresser, offices, bike storage) are located at ground floor. A pergola connects and wraps all those functions together, connecting indoor and outdoor areas while all the educational activities take place in the upper levels. Around the central hall and the monumental stairs of the high school an open learning area is furnished with working desks for individual study or group workshops.

The interiors have a warm materialisation with oak panelling finishing, light Jura stone on the stairs, white walls with colour accents as way finders. The peacefulness and tranquillity are enhanced by the wide corridors, where cupboards and lockers are integrated in the walls.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Schoolcampus Peer, in Bouwinformatie, March 2017

  • Scholencampus Panhoven Peer, in De Architect, March 2017

  • Schoolcampus Peer unifies the community, in Mark Magazine, February 2017

  • Green and Sustainable Learning Campus Peer, in Archdaily, February 2017

  • Green and Sustainable School Campus Peer, in A as Architecture, February 2017

  • Scholencampus als landschappelijk ensemble, in Architectenweb, February 2017

  • Warm en toegankelijk, in School Domein, November 2016

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  • Nieuw groen hart voor Peer, in Pi. project & interieur, November 2016

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  • Scholencampus Peer: Vernieuwde Visie op Scholenbouw, in Bouwschakel, April 2016

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  • Groene Campus voor Kinderen, in [inst]Allicht, December 2014

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WHO WE ARE

We are an internationally operating, dynamic and versatile architectural office, looking and working with an open mind towards our future society. Founded by Juliette Bekkering and Monica Adams, we share a fascination for enhancing the urban environment. With an enthusiastic team of architects and designers we work on innovative and sustainable projects with a strong identity, defined by expressive architecture with a tactile expression of material and detail.

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3029 BP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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