Ezinge
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Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersSi-X
Anodisers, Facade, Aluminium CladdingAlumet
Glass facadeThiele Glas
ManufacturersSorba Projects bv
ManufacturersVepa

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Anodisers, Facade, Aluminium Cladding
Glass facade
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by Vepa

The Baecon of Ezinge

Si-X as Manufacturers

For the education park Ezinge, designed by Atelier PRO architekten, Driessen + Van Deijne made a design of digitally printed glass. The facades, with the dimensions 11 x 21 meter and 18 x 21 meter, opposed to each other, accompany a centrally positioned rising ‘tower’. This part of the building is at the heart of a field, a location for ‘CKV’ subjects, as fine arts, design, music and theatre. Creativity and imagination play a key role in the vision on education within the school community of Ezinge. The education philosophy, the function and the location were leading for the designed plan Driessen + Van Deijne made. Both glass facades feature a strong related but unique image.


The intriguing image is not easy accessible for interpretation. In the crystalline structure one can distinguish gigantic shapes of flowers and stars. Striking are the brilliant effects and the clear, very saturated colours, orange, pink and yellow. Driessen + Van Deijne conceive this landmark in the landscape as a steaming glasshouse of creativity, sending its influence to the outside world.


To realize the strongly reflecting effects Driessen + Van Deijne sought partnership with the company Si-X, a specialist in special glass solutions. The drawing was digitally transferred and printed with ceramic ink. To get an optimal transfer of the source image and to realize a saturated as possible colour depiction the producer of ceramic inks, Diptech, was stimulated to perform to the extreme. The inks of this company are specifically developed for glass. It contains sub-micron glass particles and inorganic pigments that merge with the glass during the hardening process.


To create reflections with great intensity from the colour printed inside the glass, the already added colour was provided with a white backing. At some spots there is no backing which allows penetration from the inside to the outside. Rohrsach spots, the coincidental symmetrical ink spots sometimes used to analyse the psyche and which call for the visual interpretation capacity, were, together with the mechanical Spirograph patterns the elements that formed the basis of the image. They were through, for this purpose constructed, kaleidoscope photographed. In this way a in itself multiplying image of abstract crystalline forms got into being. The facades at the tower seem a visual representation of the objectives of the education park of Ezinge: it offers space for education full of imagination, creativity, diversity and the power of synergy, a place where knowledge is exchanged, bundled and shared again.

The Baecon of Ezinge

Driessen + van Deijne as Designers

For the education park Ezinge, designed by Atelier PRO architekten, Driessen + Van Deijne made a design of digitally printed glass. The facades, with the dimensions 11 x 21 meter and 18 x 21 meter, opposed to each other, accompany a centrally positioned rising ‘tower’.


This part of the building is at the heart of a field, a location for ‘CKV’ subjects, as fine arts, design, music and theatre.


Creativity and imagination play a key role in the vision on education within the school community of Ezinge.


The education philosophy, the function and the location were leading for the designed plan Driessen + Van Deijne made.


Both glass facades feature a strong related but unique image.


The intriguing image is not easy accessible for interpretation. In the crystalline structure one can distinguish gigantic shapes of flowers and stars. Striking are the brilliant effects and the clear, very saturated colours, orange, pink and yellow.


Driessen + Van Deijne conceive this landmark in the landscape as a steaming glasshouse of creativity, sending its influence to the outside world.


To realize the strongly reflecting effects Driessen + Van Deijne sought partnership with the company Si-X, a specialist in special glass solutions. The drawing was digitally transferred and printed with ceramic ink. To get an optimal transfer of the source image and to realize a saturated as possible colour depiction the producer of ceramic inks, Diptech, was stimulated to perform to the extreme. The inks of this company are specifically developed for glass. It contains sub-micron glass particles and inorganic pigments that merge with the glass during the hardening process.


To create reflections with great intensity from the colour printed inside the glass, the already added colour was provided with a white backing.


At some spots there is no backing which allows penetration from the inside to the outside.


Rohrsach spots, the coincidental symmetrical ink spots sometimes used to analyse the psyche and which call for the visual interpretation capacity, were, together with the mechanical Spirographpatterns the elements that formed the basis of the image. They were through, for this purpose constructed, kaleidoscope photographed. In this way a in itself multiplying image of abstract crystalline forms got into being. The facades at the tower seem a visual representation of the objectives of the education park of Ezinge: it offers space for education full of imagination, creativity, diversity and the power of synergy, a place where knowledge is exchanged, bundled and shared again.

EDUCATIONAL PARK EZINGE

Atelier PRO architekten as Architects

The Ezinge education park is located in Meppel extending from the Ezinge residential neighbourhood, between the railway and cluster of sports fields. The elongated, bronze-tinted buildings accommodate five secondary schools and a sports complex. A new street, Dahliastraat, separates the school from the residences, and also enables the neighbourhood to end with a new row of dwellings.


Orientated perpendicular to the railway, the relatively narrow bands of buildings span between Ambachtsweg and Ezingerweg. This horizontal division, which also varies subtly in height, splits the building mass visually into smaller volumes. This connects the buildings better with the smaller scale of the adjacent residential neighbourhood. The integrated complex features a multi-storey building called the Hart van Ezinge, which serves as a landmark for the education park.


Inviting The entrances of the three large schools and auditoriums are placed in glass sections positioned between the bronze bands. Contrast in material and transparency lend the entrances an inviting quality. The entrances of the two special schools are facing the park which connects the school and sports complex . The design of the sports complex echoes the elongated form of the main buildings. Connected to the sports fields and green banks of Reest creek, the elevated complex accommodates bicycle parking and car park underneath.


Although the schools operate independently with their own classrooms and open areas for working, they are mutually connected by shared workshops for practical subjects. The technical workshops are strategically placed along the new Dahliastraat; in this way, the students can showcase their work to the public. The classrooms for hospitality subjects front a terrace in the park. Visible from a distance is the multi-storey building with theatre and dance hall, and classrooms for art and music.


A building containing shared facilities for five different schools must be united by a clear concept. A central waterfall stair that cascades along voids and dynamic walkways form a true architectural route through the building.


Anodised aluminium With its glimmering tints of bronze, the building has a striking appearance. Light bounces from the distinctive facade cassettes made of anodised aluminium, both flat and sloped. The ribbed aluminium panels on the plinth form a light-coloured band that wraps around the building. The tower landmark stands out through the colour full artwork . A limited range of windows was specified for the facade, their deep reveals and playful arrangement contribute to the building’s lively appearance.


Het Baken van Ezinge (The Beacon of Ezinge) The end facades of the multi-storey Heart of Ezinge are adorned with an impressive glass artwork entitled Het Baken van Ezinge (The Beacon of Ezinge). Designed by Amsterdam-based studio Driessen + Van Deijne, the artwork comprises two digital ceramic prints on glass measuring 10 x 21 metres and 8 x 21 metres. The abstract graphic derives from plant motifs. Art and culture are important foundations of the curriculum, so the tower that houses all the creative subjects forms the perfect canvas for this monumental 600m2 artwork.

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