School Campus Panhoven Peer | Bekkering Adams Architecten

“School Campus Panhoven Peer” in Belgium is a green campus for children with a varied learning environment.

It was design by Bekkering Adams Architecten.

Description by Bekkering Adams Architecten:

The project School Campus Peer is designed as a landscaped urban ensemble with a secondary school, a primary school, a sports complex and a boarding school. The project, of approximately 18,000 m2, integrates sport fields, playgrounds and a large public park as an integral part of the campus design. The set up of the various buildings, the playgrounds and the outdoor spaces ensures a diverse play and learning landscape, where a range of activities is possible. The campus is located in the immediate vicinity of the centre of Peer. The green central area is open to the public, making the campus a benefit for the town of Peer.

The buildings have spacious common areas for meetings, learning centres and various forms of education. The special rooms in the buildings are designed as expressive accents, and anchor the building to the surrounding environment. Green patios and playground areas are spatially integrated in the buildings. An important component is the flexible and multifunctional set up of the campus, through which multiple use is possible and the campus can be open 24/7 during daytime as well as in the evening. Through this, the campus is forming a vivid learning and recreational complex in the heart of the city of Peer.

The project is part of the Belgium ‘’Schools of Tomorrow’’, a major operation upgrading and renewing more than 200 schools in the whole country. The landscape design was made in co-operation with landscape designers Bureau B + B.

A serene materialisation with natural stone, wood and lively brickwork binds the different buildings together. In the interior, wooden accents enrich the space with a warm atmosphere.


Location:                            Collegelaan, Peer, Belgium
Program:                            18.000 m2, Secondary school, elementary school,
sports complex and boarding school
Client:                                  DBFM Scholen van Morgen, City of Peer
Design:                                2011 – 2016
Completed:                         2016

Design team

Project architects:             Monica Adams, Juliette Bekkering

Team:                                   Frank de Vleeschhouwer, Zuzanna Kuldova,
Perry Klootwijk, Esther Vlasveld, Edwin Nipius,
Pia Fischer, Stefania Masuino, Magdalena Strak,
Philip Mannaerts, Jan Pieter Bos, Frank Venhorst
Landscape architect:        B+B Stedebouw en Landschapsarchitectuur
Contractor:                         Strabag Antwerpen
Technical support:            Bureau Bouwtechniek
M&E Engineer:                   Ingenium nv
Structural Engineer:         ABT België nv

Photographer:                    Scagliola Brakkee


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