centre for environmental education het eksternest

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municipality of almere
430 m2 netto
667.000 ex. vat
kemphaanstraat 1, 1358 AD almere, the netherlands

The building is a small school where the young schoolchildren of almere go once or twice a year to get education on nature, forestry, gardening but also science etc. It is placed in a relatively green environment. Some offices, a central hall and a workshop are part of the building as well.

The floor plan is clear and open; the classes should be able to run supported by the children's own teacher, who is mostly a stranger to the building. The classrooms can be used separately; each has a wardrobe, kitchen, washing basin and an outdoor-exit.

The building is mostly clad in Cor-ten steel, while the classrooms are finished in grey stucco. Both classrooms have a distinct direction and character.

most photo's by bart buijs