On Thursday 29 September 2011 at 6:15 pm Jan Nieuwenburg, councillor of education in the city of Haarlem, will open the exhibition, ‘From Crèche to Campus – Mecanoo’s educational buildings, present and future’ in the ABC Architecture Centre in Haarlem, the Netherlands. This exhibition presents the educational buildings designed by Mecanoo Architecten analysed and placed in perspective against the backdrop of changes in society, ideas about education and the status of schools. The exhibition is open until November 27th. More information on the exhibition after the break.
During its thirty years in practice, Mecanoo has designed a wide range of buildings, both in the Netherlands and internationally. Inspired by social engagement and a humanist philosophy, Mecanoo aims to offer the new generation a stimulating educational environment from crèche to campus, from primary school to library.
The exhibition, ‘From Crèche to Campus’ presents a selection of Mecanoo’s many projects in the field of education, including the Sterren College in Haarlem and two community schools, De Boschakker in Eindhoven and St. Lukas in Osdorp, Amsterdam. Attention is also paid to work in progress such as the Knotzhoeve day-care centre in Leidschenveen (2013), Onze Droomschool, a school for special needs in Dordrecht (2013), ROC Noorderpoort in Stadskanaal (2013), Fontys Sporthogeschool, a sports college in Eindhoven (2012), Amsterdam University College (2012), the Library of Birmingham (2013) and the National University of Technology, MISiS campus in Moscow (2014). The exhibition ‘From Crèche to Campus’ displays the variety, underlying ideas, sources of inspiration and future prospects of these and other buildings.
On Thursday 27 October at 8 pm, Ellen van der Wal and Paul Ketelaars (architects and partners at Mecanoo) will give a talk followed by a discussion. The subject for this evening is: ‘Educational Buildings of and for the Future – the View from Mecanoo’.
For more information on the event, please visit here.