103-The Nivelles secondary school for professional workmanship

Fourth stage : workshops, kitchen and restaurant-

Nivelles
BELGIUM

5 085 sqm.; (1982); (01-103).

Services Performed:

– Architecture
– Construction management
– Interior design
– Landscaping 
– Mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering
– Project management
– Quantity surveying
– Structural engineering

Description:

2001-07-19 

The building is intended for the training of handicapped persons in building crafts (bricklayers, carpenters, slate roofers, zinc workers, plumbers, …).

As an extension of the existing complex, it includes an educational building and another structure accommodating a restaurant with a kitchen.

Classrooms are freely articulated on two levels and on a regular tartan grid (8.7m/0.9m) ensuring a flexible use of the building.
Skylights provide natural zenithal lighting to reduce energy consumption.

The factorylike façades are covered with samples of materials used by the students. Some façades are covered with panels of different metals, others in various kinds of wood and some others in all types of glass or plastics.

The flexibility of the building allows its eventual use to suit the other needs of the population.

Credits:

Architecture and Engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS All projects are designed by Philippe Samyn who also supervises every drawing
Structural Engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS with SETESCO (sister company 1986-2006) or INGENIEURSBUREAU MEIJER (sister company since 2007) if not mentioned
Services engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS with FTI (sister company since 1989) if not mentioned

01-103 PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FOR HANDICAPPED, NIVELLES.
Client: FONDS DES BATIMENTS SCOLAIRES DE L’ETAT, DIRECTION PROVINCIALE DU BRABANT.
Architecture: J.P. De Graef.
Structure: Samyn and Partners.
Services: Samyn and Partners.

5 085 sqm.;  (1982); (01-103).

Drawings

For plans sections and elevations, please refer to the archives section of the site available from the “references” menu.

103-The Nivelles secondary school for professional workmanshipFilippo Aimo