St Bavo primary school
Vertical school extension with five classrooms and a playground within a densely built-up urban fabric.
The design arose from the demand for a capacity expansion for a school with 80 pupils. The extension of classrooms was accompanied by extra sanitary facilities and an extension of the playground. We found a creative solution to providing not only the new classrooms but also a playground on the roof of the existing school building. We conceived the extension to add a colourful accent to the street scene. The new structure had to be as light as possible, since it was built on top of an existing structure. Together with the structuralengineer, we opted for the use of a timber frame.