Kasterlinden School & Rehabilitation Centre Sint-Agatha-Berchem

new school & rehabilitation centre

The new Kasterlinden campus aspires to be a friendly learning environment tailored to the children, where they can feel at home, adapted to the special needs of education for children with disabilities: vision or hearing impairment, speech disorders, and autism.

GREEN ENVIRONMENT

To accomplish this, the concept starts with a green environment. Three green spaces are created, each with their own character and identity, with buildings meandering in between. The design of a sustainable school is determined by the concept, the choice of material and components, the long-term exploitation and energy efficiency.

PLEASANT SMALL SCALE

The project consists of five different elements designed in accordance with the target group’s specific requirements: a rehabilitation centre, primary school, secondary school, sports centre and boarding school.

The volumes are implanted so that users experience a pleasant small scale sensation. The enclosed and intimate green schoolyards allow children to feel at home within the school grounds. The spatial figure’s keystone - the secondary school - contains three building layers above ground. Through its accentuated height near the campus entrance, it gives the Kasterlinden presence a public face. The adjacent entrance square welcomes pupils and students to the school.

www.kasterlinden.be
www.depoolster.be

photography: Stijn Bollaert - Walter Saenen

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Location

Groot-Bijgaardenstraat, Sint-Agatha-Berchem

Surface Area

17.793 m²

Status

realised

Client

Kairos voor Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC)

Partners

BOB 361 architecten - Dirk Vandekerkhove Landschapsarchitecten

Rewards

winning competition design - laureate Publieksprijs Architectuurprijs Brussel Horta 2016

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