the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Schools
  4. The Netherlands
  5. FARO Architecten
  6. 2011
  7. Bonifacius School / FARO Architecten

Bonifacius School / FARO Architecten

  • 00:00 - 6 June, 2011
Bonifacius School / FARO Architecten
Bonifacius School / FARO Architecten, © Hans Peter Föllmi
© Hans Peter Föllmi

© Hans Peter Föllmi © Hans Peter Föllmi © Hans Peter Föllmi © Hans Peter Föllmi + 23

Text description provided by the architects. Alphen aan den Rijn is turning into a real city. The to be developed Bonifacius location will also become an area with urban construction. The new Bonifacius school is the first step in the new urban plan that FARO is making for this part of Alphen.

© Hans Peter Föllmi
© Hans Peter Föllmi

The appearance of the building will fit into the current urban architecture with a brick plinth under a light metal façade. The brick will be enhanced with arcs: characteristic, recognizable and strong. The lighter upper façade has horizontal lines and contrasts with color and texture. Building the new school is part of the grander scheme for the Bonifacius location that will also house new apartments, assisted care residences, shops with a parking garage and, in the old school building a hotel or restaurant.

© Hans Peter Föllmi
© Hans Peter Föllmi

The first building of plan is now ready: the Roman Catholic elementary school Bonifacius. The building refers both to the future as to the past. The design is evidently modern but uses historic elements. Elements that we use in Roman and Medieval times and that we still use today, the same but different: arcs, gates, walls and Bonifacius’ name forever in brick. All of this together creates the architectural image of a building that’s part of a century long tradition and that will contribute to this tradition as well. Contributing something of our own time and culture to a never ending development. The children will thus be taken into the history of this location.

© Hans Peter Föllmi
© Hans Peter Föllmi

FARO has an integral approach towards sustainability and has booked increasing results on many fronts. The Bonifacius school also meets the needs of any contemporary building. The building is very compact and uses minimal energy. The interior is fresh and noise-free. The spaces are flexible and can be used by many different user groups. One request was to design a school that will function at least 75 years. The materials we used are all solid and durable and can easily stand the test of time. The users, the school team, the children and also the neighbors - all have been included in the realization of the design.

© Hans Peter Föllmi
© Hans Peter Föllmi

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
FARO Architecten
Office
Cite: "Bonifacius School / FARO Architecten" 06 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/139684/bonifacius-school-faro-architecten/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments
© Hans Peter Föllmi

Bonifacius School / FARO Architecten