Schools & education

Kaboog is a school in Middelkerke for primary and secondary special-needs education. Both departments merged a few years ago and are each located in a different part of a former hospital in the centre of Middelkerke. This infrastructure is very old and does not meet in any way the current standards required for quality education nor for the specific pedagogical needs of Kaboog.


1st prize


under construction




3.405 m²




Evert Crols, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten, Nathalie Lambregts, Jacopo Luini, Cristina Magro Baroni, Olmo Peeters

In collaboration with

a1 planning architecten

Because of its pedagogical project and its specific offer in the special-needs education it was high time for a new school tailormade for its users.

A masterplan was made allowing specific areas for the school. The other zones were reserved for private residential development. Thanks to the macro-scale analysis designs tailored to the surroundings became possible.

The school’s design will initially identify and connect with the Westendelaan. There will be an entrance on the ground floor along the façade parallel to the Westendelaan.

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