The view from the wings will differ from the view in the past. Where dozens of cars used to be parked, hundreds of pupils will soon gather in the beautiful atrium, which houses the canteen and the kitchen. This large, multipurpose, open area, with plenty of daylight, greenery and a void, is not just a place where students can eat. It is also a pleasant place to relax and meet each other.
The space between the other wings becomes an enclosed courtyard garden, so pupils will have a view on greenery. This adjustment contributes to a more stimulating working and learning environment, ensures calm and increases concentration.
After the transformation, the Dulon College will be an almost energy-neutral building (BENG) - thanks to good insulation, a completely new facade, about 1,900 m2 solar panels on the roof, a thermal energy storage system, underfloor heating and spout ventilation. The school has also been awarded the Fresh Schools Class B label for a healthy indoor climate. Because the sustainable investments don’t concern the building alone, but also the wellbeing of the people who work there and the students that are developing their future.