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Leeuwarden Building, The Netherlands

Piter Jelles & De Brêge School, Holland design by Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur

14 Jan 2008

Piter Jelles & De Brêge School

Location: Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Design: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur, Delft

Piter Jelles & De Brêge School Leeuwarden building

This ‘double school’ is located in the green zone of a North Leeuwarden district. The school is built on a specially created island that literally serves as a bridge (brêge) to education.

Piter Jelles & De Brêge School Leeuwarden interior

The building robustly towers over its surroundings. The façade profile protrudes increasingly and this makes it an elegant building, with a lot of incident light in the central courtyard. The brick façade segments are markedly horizontal, which increases the plasticity. Inside, the wooden panelling is lineated likewise.

Piter Jelles & De Brêge School Leeuwarden

Each school has its own wing, to be used separately or jointly with the rest of the building. The class rooms are located along the façades. Facilities that do not need daylight are located at the heart of the building, accentuated by a pear-shape and a pear-colour. A large atrium centralizes all functions. Round skylights underline the clear building structure. Transparency towards the classrooms is realized by the use of glass – positioned so that the students are not distracted.

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Location: Leeuwarden, Netherlands, western Europe

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