Omnibus, Arnhem

Omnibus, Arnhem (2007-2015)

Herman Hertzberger, Jop Voorn, Geert Mol, Jutta Groosman

The new Schuytgraaf neighbourhood is typed as 'Arnhem in the Betuwe'. The neighbourhood is a stone's throw from the Betuwe natural area and is layed out spaciously with lots of greenery. The new extended school is called Omnibus, meaning "for all". That says a lot. Because there are no less than 6.250 new homes in Schuytgraaf, divided into 25 characteristic neighbourhoods. Omnibus has a sports hall, childcare and three elementary schools. The assembly hall is also suitable for theatre performances.

The ambition was to make a building that is convincingly adaptable to subsequent changes and additions, leaving no uncontrolled chaos of elements, but retaining its own distinctive identity. MFC Omnibus was built LEAN within a short time frame.

Address

Pallas Atheneplein 2, 846 XA Arnhem

Gross floor area

9.235 m2

Client

Municipality of Arnhem

Collaboration

Structural engineer: Van de Laar

Installation consultant: Huisman en van Muijen

Building physics consultant: dGmR

Project management: WMB Bouwadvies

Photos

René de Wit, Edwin Arendts, Laurens Jan ten Kate, Jop Voorn and Dafne Wiegers