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Colorcoat gets to the real heart of education

4 December 2012 No Comment

Education is the heart of all learning but how do you visualise this concept in a brand new school building?

Simple – you clad it in tones of reds and browns. This cardiac-coloured cladding on the new Het Perron School, meaning ‘The Platform’ is designed to represent the trace of the beating heart of Veenendal’s newest educational establishment in the Netherlands.

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Created using Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in shades of Matt Terracotta, Chilli, Barn Red and Matt Anthracite, the biological bands of colours flow over the façade to welcome students to the core of their learning experience.

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Steel style flows through heart-themed school site

Inside the building has been cleverly designed to it can easily adapt itself to the changing needs of its students, and not only their educational needs but the very method of learning itself.

Pops of bright, primary colours separating and identifying different areas create modern, contemporary spaces despite the open layout.

Veenendal-interior-1Veenendal-interior-3Columns are kept to a minimum so the light-filled interior can evolve as needed, with wide-open staircases which snake through the building like an in-built circulatory system, ensuring students naturally flow to exactly where they need to be.

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Colorcoat® is the heart of new ‘living’ school building

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Little wonder then that architects ZEEP Architecten call Het Perron a ‘living building concept’. One which is able to grow and mature into whatever it needs to – whether that’s a school, or perhaps something altogether different.

Now that’s clever.

Author: Liz Wilson   Date created: 4 Dec 2012

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