Paleizenstraat 153 - 1030 Brussels
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walkable platform for a school

Location :
Client :
Stedelijk Onderwijs Antwerpen
Cost :
140.000,00 EUR excl VAT
Surface :
90 m2
Team :
Subcontractors :
JZH & partners
Planning :
Category :
The courtyard of the Prins Dries nursery school in Antwerp is too small. We are asked to provide a second level of about 100sqm, combined with a roof.

A triangular shape is extracted from the buidling's structure and dimensions. This triangle provides a roof at the scale of the entire playground, but frees all the facades at the same time. Maximal spatial diversity, minimal impact. The triangle consists of a 12cm thin concrete slab floating on slank columns.

The project was nominated and awarded a special mention at the Belgian Award of Architecture 2015, with the consideration : "they made more than possible".