Emmaüs Institute



To truly integrate all levels of technical secondary education in one complex, the proposed extension is carefully grafted onto the existing buildings. 

On the existing campus in Aalter, Belgium, the original school program is accommodated in a collection of separate buildings, structured around two spacious courtyards. Rather than placing the required additional building volume at the rear corner of the site and consuming a large area of one of the courtyards, the new part of the school is precisely inserted in between the present volumes, connecting the different building parts. A communal canteen is located at the very centre of the complex. Towards the street, an appealing, proper main entrance is created.  

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