Refurbishment projects sometimes pose even greater design challenges than new build projects. Renzo Panvello and his team at bct architectenbureau specialise in sustainable building and revitalisation of educational buildings and have combined these two concerns in the Enschede project. Major changes had to be made, especially to the façade. To access more daylight, the architects installed 28 new windows.
The façade consists of ClickBrick cladding components, which made the refurbishment work easy. “This brick creates large, continuous surfaces with no horizontal joints, producing an interesting finish. To change the function from a sportshall to classrooms, we introduced several vertical façade openings to add windows. Combined with the beautiful structure of the brick, this creates a wonderful effect,” says Renzo Panvello.