The Frog, Amsterdam

Two primary schools, a day-care centre and an area health authority share a new, green complex: a Community School. The goal is to encourage
interaction between the groups. The design allows each individual part of the building to function at its
best. Each classroom, for example, has a ‘block’ containing a cloakroom, toilets, kitchen, (computer) work stations and a mezzanine. The whole complex surrounds two inner ‘courtyards’ in the form of a communal assembly hall and winter garden. This forms the basis for the placing of two playgrounds. One, for the youngest children, is safely fenced off, the other, for the older and local children has a large platform. Each age group and school has its own entrance. The whole supporting section of the building is made of wood, making it light in terms of weight as well as in its overall effect. Wood is also a tactile, soft, colourful and varied material, and this makes the whole building much more welcoming.


Architect: Liesbeth van der Pol
Team: M. Fredriks, G. Trevetin, A. Mashiach
Number: 0021
Status: Built
Year: 2005 - 2012
Client: Stadsdeel Osdorp, Amsterdam

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Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Clear layout
To meet
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  human scale
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  schoolyard
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  identity
Green
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Green staircase
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  entrance
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  human scale
Johan Rombouts Johan Rombouts
Project manager
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Pleasant workspace
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  winter garden
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  expansion Parent Child Center
Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  winter garden
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Pleasant workspace
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Bright friendly environments encourages the well-being

Awarded with the innovation prize for Schoolbuilding 2007 and the Amsterdam Architecture Prize 2008

Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Parent Child Centre
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Additional space
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Green

A multifunctional, sustainable, and contemporary expressive school building of which pupils can be proud.

Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  playground
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Green
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Maintainance free material
Colour
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Bright friendly environments encourages the well-being
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  pleasant study areas
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Staircase and visitors room

Fresh air and sustainable timber provide the basis for this building.

Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Childfriendly
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Pleasant workspace
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  neighbourhood facility
Filtered light
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  bright classroom
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Refined materialisation
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  flexible structure
Sustainable
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Additional space
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  in the evening
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  gym
Liesbeth van der Pol Liesbeth van der Pol
Architect / Owner
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  in the evening
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  grandstand
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Refined materialisation
Glass
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Clarity
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  timber framestructure
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Parent Child Center
Clarity
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  maintenance-free facade
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Staircase and visitors room
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  green school
Patrick Cannon Patrick Cannon
Owner
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  green
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Bright workspace
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  For Parent and Child
Interior
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Green furniture
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  Bright space
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  grandstand
High quality materialisation
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam  –  child-friendly