The DMV architects practice designed the Amstelveen College in suburb of Amstelveen, Amsterdam in The Netherlands and new design also focused on the interiors, fixtures and fittings, grounds and bicycle parking.
The designers at DMV architects also supported the Amstelveen municipality during the construction of the project. The college is a secondary school and it was separated into seven smaller departments spreading over the four floors of the building.
With the motto “a school with possibilities for the great and the involvement of the small” the designers tried to integrate this idea into the building so that even from the entrance you feel like in a home, having the wardrobe nearby, going through the hallway toward the toilet and entering into the living room.
The seven central areas open to the main staircase and it along with the auditorium is the place where the various departments connect and in the case of large gatherings the staircase becomes the theater seating so that the space is multifunctional.
The central space gives access to training rooms, computer rooms, tutor rooms, and the ground floor is where the laboratories are located for biology, chemistry and physics along with the rooms for art and music.