July 2021 We started designing the new building for Annie M.G. Schmidt School in The Hague back in 2015. We had a great time working with our client De Haagse Scholen and the future users of the building, and together we managed to make a wonderful design for a beautifully crafted brick building with adventurous spaces inside. Unfortunately, external forces on the project caused a very long delay. Until at the start of 2021 the Supreme Court of The Netherlands ruled against any last objections, and now – with contractor Branksma Group on board – we are finally ready realize this small gem of a building.
The new Annie M.G. Schmidt School was designed by a design team consisting of Ector Hoogstad Architecten, IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs (construction) and Wolf Dikken (installations and building physics) under the supervision of EHA as Total Engineer. The building will house classrooms for 17 groups, a fully-fledged gym accommodation and various spaces for out-of-school care. The new building naturally meets today's educational housing requirements and will be future-proof for an exploitation period of 40 years. In addition, the school is carried out according to the BENG (Nearly Energy Neutral Building) requirements. If from here all goes according to plan, students and teachers will be able to move in around the summer of 2023.
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