Construction just started last week for the Mecanoo Architecten designed Noorderpoort School for Vocational Education proposal. Located in Stadskanaal, the 8,500 m² school building designed will be situated like a country estate on a beautiful front garden with extensive watercourses in the middle of the village’s green hart. The project will provide an education for 1,300 students in the technology, health care, and business services sectors. The school is expected to open its doors in 2014. More images and architects’ description after the break.