June 2011 Mrs. Cnossen, alderman for the city of Woerden, today will perform the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the new Minkema College (secondary school providing HAVO and VWO education), designed by EHA. A layered brickwork facade with a characteristic wave pattern wraps a seemingly simple four story volume with a surprising internal structure: a raised triple gymnasium creates space on the ground floor level for a large theatre-like assembly hall, flanked on either side by a full height void surrounded by so-called "study landscapes". This exciting interior is cast in a ring of classrooms, practice rooms, offices and library, creating a compact and cost-efficient design. Sustainability is served by a very low energy consumption. Completion is scheduled for the beginning of 2013.