Elementary School Lebbeke- Lebbeke - Belgium
This school design starts from an intelligent structure that allows flexible infill. Its grid size adapts to site and program. The collective space is located in the centre or so-called heart of the building: a 25m column-free span of open space. This large atrium space is encircled with similar steel grids with other rhythms and densities. It is 8 by 8 meters where classrooms are located and even less wide next to the street, making it suitable to generate additional functions.
The structure starts at a 5m setback from the site edge, generating a “vestibule”: a car-free zone for waiting and arriving, for playing and observing – a parenting space, a zone where you can get a look at the school’s functioning.
architect: Compagnie-o archiects
location: Brusselsesteenweg 43, Lebbeke (BE)
surface: 3.449 m2
start of building: November 2016
date of completion: May 2017
client: AG Real Estate
study stability: Util Struktuurstudies CVBA
study techniques: Abetec NV
study PEB: Abetec NV
budget: 5.934.362,68 euros excl. VAT and fees
website architect: www.compagnie-o.be
all photos: Tim Van De Velde