The biggest challenge of the assignment was to not let the bulky new building drown out the characteristic monastery. This has been solved by designing several small-scale buildings with classrooms the same length as the height of the existing monastery. In addition, the following design criteria had to be achieved;
- Realizing a healthy indoor climate;
- Sustainable building;
- Sustainability in the partners; education program.
Naturally, daylight entry could not be missed when realizing the aforementioned criteria. The choice was made for a total of 26 Nr Ø 35 cm Solatubes of which 12 Nr were installed into a flat roof and 14Nr into a tiled roof. This way of lighting is not only energy-efficient, but daylight is also proven to improve students levels of concentration.