Paleizenstraat 153 - 1030 Brussels
T 022444430 F 022444431 E

nursery and primary school

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Additionally to a series of renovations and refurbishments inside the school buildings, the project consists of two main interventions.

Firstly, a new staircase allows a direct connection of all the upper levels of the school to the courtyard. The fire-safety issue at hand was turned into the opportunity of a spectacular addition to the setting and use of the courtyard.

Secondly, a canopy was designed. Its circular shape links two buildings and confers a pivotal role. Built with arguably the largest ETFE cushion technologically possible, with a radius of 11m, the canopy floats above the playground as a cloud, an silent UFO or perhaps a strange translucent jellyfish. The layout of the courtyard itself was designed by Forest Landschap and Grasatelier.