Architect(s) : diederendirrix architecten
Address : Willem de Rijkelaan 3, EINDHOVEN, Netherlands
Latitude/Longitude : 51.43552284000176,5.46186039859923
Photographs : Arthur Bagen
Project team : Paul Diederen, Michiel van der Wielen, Marco de Groot, Michael Louter
Text description provided by the architects. This Summa College accommodates health and welfare training courses and, after extensive renovation and extension, covers an area of 18.000 m². Currently, the school entrance is located in the inner square and the school faces away from the Genderpark. In the diederendirrix design, the school and park are interrelated and unimportant side buildings are removed so that the inner square becomes one with the park. The school can be recognised by the new entrance on the Willem de Rijkelaan which also serves the park. The dated, disorganized interior is completely removed and replaced with a flexible layout. Sliding elements are envisioned for the now empty floors and may consist of offices, conference rooms, group rooms, etc. The positioning of these elements also allows larger rooms such as lecture halls, instruction classrooms and demonstration areas to be created.
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