LocationHugo de Grootstraat 4, 3119 HA Schiedam, The Netherlands
Design TeamThomas Bögl, Erik Schotte, Carina Nørregaard, Wouter Oostendorp, Peter Donkers, Thomas Witteman, Arie Aalbers
ConstructionAdvies- en Ingenieursbureau Van de Laar, Eindhoven, NL
InstallationsVintis, Zoetermeer, NL
Building physics and acousticsPeutz BV, Mook
Text description provided by the architects. The new building accommodates approximately 600 pupils and, including two gym halls, has a gross surface area of about 6150 m2. Lyceum Schravenlant should serve, among other things, as a meeting place for pupils from a variety of backgrounds and be a ‘home base’ where they learn to work together in a pleasant and safe environment. With its new accommodation, the school has the ambition of operating optimally within the social context; realizing a healthy, future-orientated, multi-functional, and flexible or adaptable building with a modern and robust look. The school should also be safe from a social point of view and easy to get to for a variety of target groups and by a variety of transport means. Lyceum Schravenlant wishes to realize a small-scale warm environment within a uniformly adaptable structure, where the atmosphere and look will be determined in particular by the design.
Both the school and the municipality have very high ambitions with regard to sustainability, within which the Cradle to Cradle® principle serves as an inspiration. All kinds of ways are being considered for making the school as sustainable as possible in its entirety. The concept of a long life span is the starting point for this, with the focus on the total building and period of use, in order to make sustainable solutions feasible. Lyceum Schravenlant is the first CO2 neutral Cradle to Cradle school building in the Netherlands.
LIAG has presented a vision where the possibilities also include the recycling of a part of the existing structure. With this vision, the school will be given a clear countenance towards the city, while retaining the existing identity. By means of a central hall, the lay-out will be easy to view and clear, facilitating orientation and shortening the walking routes.
Lyceum Schravenlant will be an example project for the use of sustainable innovations in residential areas, industrial estates and public places. It will be the ‘Experimental Garden’ for the technical use of sustainable innovations as a platform for the educational and cultural perception in Schiedam. A huge green opportunity for the new generations of Schiedam.
Recommendation Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart - founder C2C:
One of the initiatives I really was surprised of was Lyceum Schravenlant. I fully support the collective ambition of teachers and students, management of the school and municipality to make this a new pilot project for a Cradle to Cradle® school. The ambition for this school to create a healthy, energy positive building makes it a real showcase for students and other parties to learn about the impact we have on the environment and our children.