Zorg Onderwijs Centrum in Zoetermeer
The basis for designing the new Zorg Onderwijs Centrum in Zoetermeer – a care and education facility, including living accommodations, for patients with hearing problems – was the client’s wish to open up the location more to the outside society and thereby breach the sense of the isolation created by hiding the buildings behind greenery.
The entrance was shifted to the neighbourhood approach road. Immediately adjacent to that is the new oval main building featuring an intimate inner plaza. The building is like a solid mass acting as a beacon at the side of the neighbourhood. At the inner plaza, i+t has a transparent, layered façade. Here are the entrances to the various facilities: a diagnostic centre, children’s medical day care, treatment facilities, offices, etc. in addition to educational facilities.
- Koninklijke Kentalis
- Gross floor area
- 11.200 m²
- Jeroen Simons, Mark Bollen, Arnold Homan, Danny Klaassen, André Kanters, Arie de Jong