De Zeppelin is a vibrant, friendly primary school in the village of Haasdonk (Belgium), providing an open living and learning environment.

Its outdated nursery classrooms have been replaced with a new building featuring timber-frame construction components prefabricated at Machiels Building Solutions’ production plant in Genk.
The building has a striking hybrid design comprising a sand-lime brick and steel supporting structure enclosed by a prefab timber-frame construction shell. All three components were designed in a BIM environment, meaning that the dimensions could be coordinated between all the parties involved and were fully verifiable. The timber-frame wall components were prefabricated using laminated timber and I-beams, with cellulose flakes blown in for insulation.
Prefab timber-frame construction was the ideal way to build eight energy-efficient and spacious classrooms at record speed, allowing in plenty of natural light and following Nearly Zero-Energy (NZE) principles.
The school now has eight new nursery classrooms, a multi-purpose gymnasium, a multimedia space and a playground with a garden.
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  • Builder

    Gemeente Beveren

  • Contractor

    Wyckaert bouwonderneming

  • Architect

    3D-architecten Melsele

  • Period


  • Address

    W.Van Doornyckstraat 69 _x000D_<br /> Haasdonk

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