Amsterdam Liberal Arts & Sciences Academie (ALASCA)ZENBER Architecten designs the interior for the innovative learning environment of Amsterdam Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy (ALASCA).
Amsterdam Liberal Arts & Sciences Academy (ALASCA), part of Esprit schools, is a unique and ambitious school for higher and advanced secondary education. The educational concept is innovative. University-like, the classes are modular and several courses come together in these thematic modules. Students are encouraged to make their own choices, to speed up, to broaden or deepen, so that they can develop their own talents and choose their own indiviual paths. This research-based educational approach has been translated by ZENBER Architects into a challenging and stimulating learning environment.
The existing educational building at Zeeburgereiland has a clear structure with an open auditorium at the entrance. The desire was to create a multifunctional auditorium with study areas, space for debate and lunch facilities.The pronounced staircase leads to the upper floors. Each floor is divided into two study zones. Each study zone consists of classrooms around a central learning area.