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Sterren College secondary vocational education

While designing the new  Sterren College,  Mecanoo also created a cohesive plan for the entire location. The design concept is that of a green village imbedded in the surrounding landscape. The school is composed of four diagonally positioned building components, the alternating rhythm of which creates a park with walking paths and schoolyards in the front of the building.

The park is tilted on one side and stretches over the entire school forming solid green slopes, moss-sedum roofs and green façades, creating a unique roof landscape with two large school yards.

On the side of the spacious park, the school has a more intimate, landscaped appearance, which was important to the residents of the surrounding neighbourhood. The building runs along the same axis as the (train rail) dike located on higher ground.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Haarlem, NL
Additional Credits: programme
College (preparatory secondary vocational education) of 12,000 m2 with exterior spaces.

client
Dunamare

project address
Badmintonpad, Haarlem, Netherlands

design
2006 -2008

realization
2009 -2010

 
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