IKC De Toverberg in the town of Zoetermeer is a school without classrooms. Broadly speaking, the building consists of one big open space that is divided by split levels. Visually open partitions and interior elements create various spaces for groups.
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Pupils follow their personal learning route through the school. The curriculum is tailored to the learning needs of children, organized into constantly changing groups. To accommodate these working methods and learning activities, the lower, middle and upper classes occupy units that are linked by split levels. The units contain corners where groups or individuals can work, and quiet areas that can be closed off. Located along the outer walls are group areas in open zones, with the play area in the centre. The multipurpose playroom beside the central atrium features a large panelled wall that has become the heart of the building. On one side is a crèche facility, and on the other are the younger class groups.