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
Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
High quality materialisation
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
To meet
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Patrick Cannon Patrick Cannon
Partner
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Ellen Wolse Ellen Wolse
Project manager
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam

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

Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Schools
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Clarity
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Colour
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam

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

Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Johan Rombouts Johan Rombouts
Projectmanager
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam

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

Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Interior
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
North-Holland
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Green
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Liesbeth van der Pol Liesbeth van der Pol
Architect / Owner
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Filtered light
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Glass
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Sustainable
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam
Community School The Frog, Amsterdam