Koningin Beatrix and Prinses Marijke school
In the heart of the Schilderswijk in The Hague, a new school has arisen at the site of the previous school building that had to be demolished. The new building houses two elementary schools, each with 16 classrooms, nursery schools and gymnasiums. Elementary school years are an important period in a childís life. A school building can stimulate this by providing a positive environment: space for development, a landmark in the neighborhood, and safety. A school building must allow a child to learn, play and grow, eight years long. This building provides all that with good classrooms, wide corridors, a central hall, light spaces and a large gymnasium. The very youngest need, especially in a neighborhood like the Schilderswijk, a space that provides peace and safety. Thatís why we created separate little play grounds that are accessible by gates that the children have designed themselves. The gates are made of original rocks recycled from the old school building.