The new name, Lumion, formerly known as Caland 2, fits well with this beautifully renovated monumental building with a partial new construction for housing this secondary school for vmbo, havo and vwo.
The central meeting space of the school is The Forum, an atrium between the new part and the old building. This contains the entrances and a beautiful impressive staircase that connects all the junior-class clusters.
On the ground floor of the new part of the building there are a Sciencelab, Medialab and an Atelier. Above this are the junior-class clusters; independent units with about 160 pupils and their teachers. Around a large open area there are classrooms, meeting rooms and teaching rooms for each cluster. This allows each cluster to have its own place within the large school where students can get the right amount of attention.
The impressive staircase was a magnificent challenge that was completely engineered by Van Rossum in the design phase. This made it possible to determine at an early stage the exact dimensions and the necessary connections and forces and to adapt them to the new shell structure. Due to such detailed planning, such a staircase could be easily budgeted for, which made it possible to create such a uniquely designed staircase in an educational building.
The existing building, which was also constructed by Van Rossum in the past, has had an additional storey added to it. The low-rise building with its special concrete vaults has been renovated and connected by the new atrium to the new building and the existing building. A sports hall measuring 21 by 42 metres has also been added to the complex.
Project Renovation & new build & redevelopment of school with a free-standing sports building with 3 halls
Location Vlaardingenlaan 25 Amsterdam
Client Municipality of Amsterdam
Architect Atelier PRO
Landscape designer Municipality of Amsterdam
Contractor Hegeman, Nijverdal
Gross area 12,050 m2
Building physics consultant LBP Sight
Consultant engineer Ingenieursbureau Linssen
Facade constructor Hermeta
Delivery May 2019
Photography René Souverijn, Atelier PRO
Role Van Rossum Main structural engineer