December 2013 On 4 December 2013 the ‘Hubertus Vakschool’ and ‘De Berkhoff’ celebrated the start of the construction. Both colleges will move to a new school building on the Amsterdam Zuidas. The new Culinary College will train young talented ‘top chefs’.
The new school building will arise next to the ‘Flow Amsterdam’ building, a ‘community college’ also designed by EHA. The Culinary College’s new building will accommodate two pre-vocational secondary education (VMBO); ‘De Berkhoff’ a bakery and cooking school and ‘Hubertus Vakschool’ for catering, bakery and tourism education. The College includes a practice restaurant and a bakery store. Local residents and visitors are welcome to eat what the students have prepared in the practical classes.
In the middle of the 3 floors building open spaces will be situated. The restaurant and the bakery are positioned invitingly along the facade. The choice to form an integral part of the community was translated into the harmonious integration of the materials into its surroundings; the famous Amsterdam brick architecture.