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Marecollege: Beautiful Waldorf School Built with Natural Materials Rises in Leiden

Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 3, 2013 @ 9:47 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Innovation,Sustainable Materials | No Comments

Leiden, Waldorf School, natural buildings, sustainable building materials, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, slate, brick, wood, 24H Architecture, renovation, sustainable upgrade, green renovation, Dutch design [1]

24H Architecture left parts of the original building erected in the 1960s and then added a new central hall – a “lemniscate.” This is a figure eight structure or two loops that join in a central middle. The idea was to give the public face of the school a very distinctive identity. Add to this natural slate cladding [2] and the effect is really quite powerful.

An interior courtyard that acts as the central playground has a facade of hardwood strips arranged in leaf patterns while each of the 32 classrooms have unique wooden ceilings. A new U-shaped building has a brick facade and timber detailing inside that is ideally suited to the self-empowering and nature-centric Waldorf curriculum [3]. Fresh, airy, and soon to be covered in flowering plants, this is a very special place for students to learn and grow.

+ 24H Architecture [4]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/marecollege-beautiful-waldorf-school-built-with-natural-materials-rises-in-leiden/marecollege-by-24h-architecture-02/

[2] slate cladding: http://inhabitat.com/solar-powered-i-slate-tablet-tested-by-indian-children/

[3] nature-centric Waldorf curriculum: http://inhabitat.com/tag/waldorf-inspired/

[4] + 24H Architecture: http://www.24h.eu

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