April 2014 On April 11th the first educational building of the Montessori College Nijmegen is completed. Contractor Giesbers officially carries over the western building for MAVO/HAVO/VWO to the user.
The new school on the Kwakkenberg consists of two buildings; one for MAVO/HAVO/VWO and one for VMBO. The green character of the site forms the basis of the design. In response to the slope of the Kwakkenberg the volume of both buildings increases gradually from southwest to northeast, with roof terraces and roof gardens. When finished the school has room for over 1,300 students and 170 teachers.
The golden MAVO/HAVO/VWO building consists of small clusters of theoretical classrooms around a joint study. An internal street, with voids and double-height spaces, forms the central traffic area. The social heart is the amphitheater-shaped auditorium, next to the entrance and connected to the inside street and outside space. For the facade we used three very distinctive and durable materials: plato wood, aluminum panels and enamelled glass.
After completion of the MAVO/HAVO/VWO building some buildings on the site will be demolished. In this way, there is room for the second phase of the construction, the VMBO-school. This building gets silver accents and will be completed in 2015.