The spacious, light filled hall is the beating heart of the school. The high space not only provides an overview and a sense of tranquility; the stairs also make it an excellent meeting place. On special occasions the hall serves as an auditorium and the stairs as a grandstand. Cushions have been made from upcycled carpet samples and seat belts for extra seating comfort.
The compact design, with the classrooms around the hall, also forms the basis of the sustainable concept. With a minimum of corridors, the ducting and infrastructure are minimised and the energy loss through facades remains limited. Moreover, the structure offers great flexibility; if the school shrinks, then two doors can be locked and part of the classrooms converted into community facilities. The gym is designed so that it can already be rented separately. If the school grows, the roof offers space for the construction of extra classrooms.
The building is anticipated to apply new techniques in the future when it becomes feasible. The school building can be flexibly arranged by, among other things, an installation layout related to the grid dimensions and flexible walls. This allows the building to shrink, grow or accommodate other functions without problems in the future. Building components can now also be used independently of each other.