School building De Wijnpers - Leuven

Description 

On Friday, 6 June 2014, the new school building for pupils of the first cycle was inaugurated on the campus De Wijnpers in Louvain.

The building consists of a six-storey block of classrooms and a surface area of 2,500 m², combined with an underground sports hall of 895 m² and a playground located aboveground. The building is characterised by its façade consisting of insulated cavity walls with a regular joint pattern, combined with window openings which appear to be positioned randomly. In total, no less than 4,220 m² of cavity walls was installed. The finish inside the building was consciously kept plain using, among others, cavity walls as fair-faced concrete, 1,500 m² of painted masonry in fast-build blocks and 2,250 m² of polished concrete floor space in the classrooms and hallways.
 

Since 1998 Franki Construct has been part of Willemen Groep, the largest family construction group in Belgium.

 
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Project Details

Contractor
Special features 
Underground sports hall 895 m²
Mechelsevest 72, Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium
Client 
Provincie Vlaams-Brabant Directie Infrastructuur - Dienst Gebouwen
End User 
School De Wijnpers
Architects 
Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Engineering Office 
Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Surface area subterranean 
895m²
Construction period
1 year 5 months
Start work
01-2013
End of work
06-2014