© christian richter

created by erick van egeraat, the metzo college in doetinchem, netherlands is a vocational school designed in sync with the educational program. the new school building replaces three pre-existing ones and in addition to the school facilities it also houses public sports facilities. the school has around 1,300 students between the ages of 12 to 16. the design was created to encourage interaction between the school’s different social groups, while the public facility adds a second level of interaction. the building’s form is compact and pyramid-like, sitting in a field surrounded by green space. the six level complex is entered through the third floor to maximize circulation. there is a restaurant and gym on this floor and a large patio above the entrance.

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erick van egeraat: metzo college© christian richter

erick van egeraat: metzo college© christian richter

erick van egeraat: metzo college© christian richter

erick van egeraat: metzo college© christian richter

erick van egeraat: metzo college© christian richter

erick van egeraat: metzo college© christian richter

erick van egeraat: metzo college© christian richter