Primary and secondary school Ursulinen

Architect: Label Architecture with Bureau Bouwtechniek 
Client: DBFM Scholen van Morgen nv  
Advisors: Util (stability), Tecon (techniques), Dirk De Groof (EPR), Ibeve (safety coordination)  Location: Mechelen 
Surface: 5.018 m²  
Timing: 2015 - 2019 
Budget: €  7.100.000
Status: realized

© Stijn Bollaert & Sarah Blee

Project Support I Collaboration

Construction of a new primary and secondary school on the existing Ursuline site in Mechelen. 

Block phase A (3136 m²)  

  • an underground bicycle shed for 750 bicycles,  
  • a sports hall with changing rooms,  
  • science classrooms and classrooms,  
  • a multipurpose room/refectory,  
  • technical and sanitary facilities,  
  • a spacious entrance equipped with lockers.  

The building is energy efficient according to the concept and use and has a covered space. In the context of open school, passers-by must have a view of the inner area of the school from the public domain. 

Block phase B (1882 m²)

  • a gymnasium with changing rooms,   
  • administrative premises,   
  • classrooms,   
  • technical rooms, storage and sanitary facilities,   
  • a covered bicycle shed of about 120 bicycles,  
  • and a covered playground. 

Bureau Bouwtechniek
BB is responsible for the complete construction-technical support of the architects from the tendering phase. BB is responsible for technical assistance during the design process, the layout of the implementation plans, the development of technical details, the blueprint of constructional specifications and estimates. BB leads the monitoring of the implementation.

Team BB: arch. Steven Wauters, ir. arch. Dana Dee