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Primary school gets brightly coloured facelift

Emmaüs primary school in Aalter has been given a facelift by the addition of a colourful new building that houses a gymnasium and dining room. Above ground is a structure in S 235 JR steel with a fire-resistant coating, which rests on the concrete substructure of the gymnasium. The visible columns are placed at an angle, their rounded sections lending them a touch of elegance. The colourful facade covers approximately 230 m² and is finished in ‘JI Grégale’, a facade cladding system with connected steel slats in three different colours. These have been evenly spaced on the basis of a facade study, and are mounted on an adjustable control structure. The side walls are clad with sandwich panels coated in three different colours and the sloping roof is also finished with sandwich panels. Thanks to its roadside location, the bright red sandwich panels and the colourful slats, you are unlikely to miss this eye-catching building.
  • Maria-Middelareslaan 5, Aalter
  • Organisatie Broeders van Liefde, Gent
  • Architektenburo Lievens & De Craemer, Aalter
    Architect / Designer
  • AIKO Architecten en Ingenieurs, Maldegem
    Structural engineering
  • Mathieu Gijbels, Opglabbeek
    General contractor
  • Luc Scherpereel, Wielsbeke
    Steel contractor
  • Joris Ide, Zwevezele (leverancier) / Kingspan, Grobbendonk (leverancier)
    Other steel applications
  • Joris Ide, Kingspan, Mathieu Gijbels
    Infosteel Members