Temporary new building with sustainable quality
There was no possibility of a new building, but the city of Leiden gave permission to build temporarily for ten, maximum 15 years. The Jenaplanschool Dukdalf wants to grow into a child centre where the building facilitates new forms of education. Is this a question of incompatible principles? No. Algeco proves that temporary buildings can be flexible and sustainable.
Quality of new building
The population development in the neighbourhood stagnated, but the school has steadily grown to some 400 children now. Because the school also wants to be a child centre, with a playgroup, childcare and other neighbourhood activities, a temporary extension was allowed. The school did want the quality of a new building and the opportunity to give shape to Jenaplan education.
- Project specificaties
Flexible and expandable
A flexible and expandable solution was being looked for, with the characteristics of permanent housing. The building must remain in place for at least ten years, with the possibility of 15 years. The extension was founded on steel and prefabricated in the factory, so that it could be installed in four weeks.
Our design provided temporary accommodation at the Fresh Schools B level, with extra attention to height, insulation, indoor climate and acoustics. The units have an average insulation value of > RC 4.5 kw/m². It is all electric, which means that the unit is not using gas, making it an ideal solution for the future. There is one heat pump per unit (three in each classroom) and a CO2 sensor in each classroom. The teacher can regulate the temperature himself and depending on the amount of CO2, air is extracted and fresh air is added. What we exhaust is blown into the circulation areas and corridors to be heated or cooled in the summer. In view of the many wet coats outside the classrooms, this is a pleasant solution and it means that there is also a good climate to work in.