Montessori elementary school with a pronounced music program.
The two storey building is situated as if it were a house on an embankment. The front side faces the park, the backside looks towards a housing project across the street. The classrooms, located on the first floor have a beautiful view over the park and towards the water. The situation of the building facing the park is exploited by having the entrance of both the day-care centre and the school on the park side, thus creating a safe environment for children to play in the park as well as on the school playground.
LOCATION: Amsterdam Ijburg (NL)
CLIENT: Municipality of Amsterdam
YEAR: 2004 - 2008
SIZE: 3.200 m2
TEAM: Don Murphy, Leon Teunissen, Han Harleman, Asterios Agkathidis