This project is about designing an educational institution-building with all its facilities grouped around the central meeting place. Kellebeek College Roosendaal is 14.500 m2 in size, designed by Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur. It is a Regional Training Center with education for Health Care and Well-being in Roosendaal. Completed in 2014, the building is characterized by curved facades.
A number of external services are also included in this building besides the educational facilities, such as a nursery, a provision for the elderly, and a pharmacy. This college communicates strongly in a single glance, providing a leading educational institution with modern health care education. All facilities are grouped in the central meeting place of the building.
The central hall is visible and recognizable thanks to the open and transparent entrance. In particular the practice areas and vocational companies, the educational areas are identified within the overall sculpture of the central hall separately but they work together as a whole. This building is designed with curved facades and windows in horizontal ribbons that swing around the building.
The result of the structure is an articulated, unambiguous sculptural mass while the volume of the building respects other existing representative buildings in the vicinity such as the Syrup Factory and the Paters Church. The building forms itself to the urban sightlines fully so the view from the south towards the church is unobstructed.
Kellebeek College Roosendaal Gallery
Photography: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur