Kaboog School

  • area / size 36,651 sqft
  • Completed 2021
  • Location Middelkerke, Belgium,
  • B-architecten with A1AR architects designed Kaboog, a school for primary and secondary special-needs education located in in Middelkerke, Belgium.

    Both departments merged a few years ago and were each located in a different part of a former hospital in the centre of Middelkerke. The infrastructure was very old and didn’t meet the current standards required for quality education, nor for the specific pedagogical needs of Kaboog.

    Because of its pedagogical project and its specific offer in the special-needs education, it was high time for a new school, tailormade for its users.

    A masterplan was made, allowing specific areas for the school. The other zones were reserved for private residential development. Thanks to the macro-scale analysis, designs tailored to the surroundings became possible.

    The school’s design identifies and connects with the Westendelaan. There is an entrance on the ground floor along the façade parallel to the Westendelaan.

    Design: B-architecten
    Architect: A1AR architects
    Design Team: Evert Crols, Dirk Engelen, Sven Grooten, Nathalie Lambregts, Jacopo Luini, Cristina Magro Baroni, Olmo Peeters
    Photography: Lucid