Adaptive re-use of a school

An old secondary school has been abandoned for some years. After seeing a presentation of Urban Village, the municipality wanted to investigate the possibility to house families of refugees in the classrooms.

In the design, each classroom can accommodate a family of 4 in apartments with 2 bedrooms and a private bathroom and kitchen. The goal was to keep the transformation cheap and flexible, while at the same time offer real homes to people who have fled from their own homes for war.

Presentation in Dutch [PDF]