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École secondaire plurielle Maritime.

Competition for the refurbishment of an exisiting office building into a secondary school in Molenbeek

Client /

POP  asbl : Pouvoir Organisateur Pluriel


Détang engineering

ASM acoustics


Marina Berbel

Maruxa Touceda

Erik Cremers

Year / 


The creation of this school involved an innovative character, pioneer on different aspects. The school network being plural, its pedagogic project is based on active pedagogies, focusing a social mix, connection hub between primary, secondary schools and parents.

Pedagogic project and space are deeply interrelated; the physical environment does not determine the living experiences but can facilitate and encourage interactions, personal development, or personal work.


A correctly designed learning environment encourages the learning practices in a school where children are the main actors. Working in groups, presentations, debate, meetings, thematic spaces, workshops, exhibition, personal concentration, corporal expression, … Every activity and pedagogical needs foreseen are related to the definition of spaces and of their articulations.

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