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Lumion Amsterdam School / Atelier PRO architects

Lumion Amsterdam School / Atelier PRO architects

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  14100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Jan Paul Mioulet
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Mosa, Eternit, Multiwal, Boon Edam, Erdo, Eurocol Liquiddesign, Herculan, Kone Monospace, Schuco
  • Architect In Charge: Dorte Kristensen and Martijn de Visser, Amal Habti, Eelko Bemener, Martijn de Visser
  • Design Team: Karho Yeung, Tobias Thoen, Ronald Peters, Allard de Goeij, André van Veen, Joost Smorenburg, Corine Jongejan, Ron Bruin, Marriet Boutez, Elena Vezzali, Lisette Plouvier, Constanze Knüpling
  • Client : Gemeente Amsterdam
  • General Contractor: Aannemingsbedrijf Hegeman, Nijverdal
  • Structural Engineer: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
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Text description provided by the architects. The former MTS (secondary technical school) building from 1973 designed by architect B.J. Ingwersen has been transformed by atelier PRO into the new premises of Lumion Amsterdam, a school for MAVO /senior general (HAVO) and pre-university (VWO). A combination of demolition, renovation and new construction has given this municipal monument a second life as the accommodation for the first Kunskapsskolan in the Netherlands.

© Jan Paul Mioulet
© Jan Paul Mioulet

The senior grade pupils are housed on the top floors of the existing building. The floors that had been cluttered over the years, have been reopened. Group rooms, consultation rooms and 'wonder rooms' are situated around learning areas. 'Wonder rooms' are rooms in which 60 or 90 pupils can receive education at the same time, let themselves be inspired or marveled.

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Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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An atrium has been realized as a central meeting place between the old building and the new part. Here are the entrances and all school sections are easily accessible. Eye catcher is the spectacular spiral staircase that gives access to all clusters. 

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© Jan Paul Mioulet
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© Jan Paul Mioulet

The junior grade pupils are located in the new, five-layer building section. Each cluster forms a clear, individual space within the school, which guarantees small-scale and attention for every student.

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© Jan Paul Mioulet

The monumental facades were modernized with respect. Single glass is replaced by HR ++ glass, whereby the old wooden frames have been reused. The concrete has been cleaned, repaired and, where possible, insulated. A different façade material is chosen for the new parts. Inspired by the rhythm of the existing facade, the new building has horizontal bands with a vertical articulation, executed in custom-made profiled aluminum cladding.

© Jan Paul Mioulet
© Jan Paul Mioulet

The educational vision of Lumion is based on personalized education. Students each have their own learning path. They determine their own pace and level and choose where and how they learn. As a result, few traditional classrooms are found here. Instead, a diversity of work and learning places, specially developed for specific learning activities, depending on individual needs, were realized. There are places for 5, 10, 30, 60 and 90 children in the entire building, with every element in the design well thought out.

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© Jan Paul Mioulet

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Address: Vlaardingenlaan 25, 1062 HM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Cite: "Lumion Amsterdam School / Atelier PRO architects" 22 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/935751/lumion-amsterdam-school-atelier-pro-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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