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Single-story school

Concept | Education | The Netherlands

Single-story wooden school building

In the coming years, there will be a significant improvement and replacement of many elementary schools to meet social and technical needs. Many of these schools are single-story structures and will remain so in new construction options. Through the vision of the B-group, “Samen. Gebouw. Bewust.” (Together. Building. Consiously.), we are closely involved in buildings with a social and societal connection. This is done from a conscious perspective where, alongside financially feasible structures, there is a focus on biobased construction, particularly in timber.

Circular timber construction for schools

Incorporating wood into schools contributes to improving students’ academic performance and creates a more pleasant working environment for teachers and staff. Additionally, timber construction can be prefabricated, allowing for quick construction and adaptation to the changing needs of a school. Due to the characteristics of wood, it can be designed and engineered entirely circularly, making it easy to disassemble.

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Nature-inclusive integration

The building can also be integrated into the environment in such a way that nature becomes the focal point, with the roof, for example, becoming part of the “playground.” This creates a more natural environment and provides space for plants and animals

Adaptable timber construction to educational vision

In the Netherlands, there are many educational visions with specific requirements regarding the use of spaces. The proposed design outlines a vision where a central space is surrounded by classrooms. These classrooms can then be interconnected, creating a building with flexible layout options and opportunities for organizational divisions and adjustments over time.

The Netherlands

Elementary school


The B-group has made various contributions to the single-story school project. B-too is the architect, B-invented has provided all architectural and structural expertise, B-leaf has contributed timber construction knowledge, and construction company B-happy has explored realization possibilities.


B-too: Raz Keltsh, Eric Offermans

Architectural egineering

B-invented: Nadine Mocking, Eric Offermans

Structural engineering

B-invented: Bouwe Geels


B-happy: Joost Huijgen

A unique experience

A school in timber

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