de Boemerang’ Major Faculty / EVA architecten
Textual content description offered by the architects. De Boemerang main faculty is situated in Ondiep, Utrecht. Ondiep is a working-class neighborhood that’s largely paved with little inexperienced. When integrating into the neighborhood, we, subsequently, needed so as to add greenery, retain the 2 monumental timber within the again sq. and make the in any other case totally paved sq. extra habitable.
The district has an orthogonal allotment with primarily residential buildings. The placement of the college is an ending of such a residential block and its entrance facade, subsequently, intergrades within the orthogonal design language and brick structure of the neighborhood. By setting the constructing again from the sidewalk on the entrance, house is created for a inexperienced forecourt. Giant home windows with deep recesses additionally create house on the facade for greenery, which you’ll look out on from the within.
On the rear, away from the road, is the sq.. We needed to maintain the 2 massive timber that offered scarce shade within the neighborhood and have been the one inexperienced high quality within the outdated scenario, and the rear of the college has been designed across the timber: the constructing begins ondiep (Dutch phrase for shallow, pun not supposed) the place the timber stand and followers out wider.
For the facade, in distinction to the city entrance, we opted for a smooth design language with flowing shapes and a heat facade cladding in wooden. This creates a pleasant sq. with a human scale the place the meandering facade routinely creates completely different locations for the decrease and higher lessons. The sq. itself has additionally been greened and designed by Buro Beuk.
The center of the college is fashioned by the Boemerang café. That is the place the place you enter, the place basic actions for the college and the neighborhood are organized, and the place everybody meets. The playroom is adjoining to the Boemerang café and by folding away a big glass wall, these areas may be linked for bigger actions. From the Boomerang café, you go to the teams. A big void makes it simple to orient your self from all teams and also you stroll in the direction of the sunshine in each hall that you just enter into a gaggle. Widening the corridors creates focus workplaces exterior the lecture rooms. Now we have stored the inside modest with wooden and a relaxed shade palette.