Durable approach to kOsh Campus16 Sep 2014
Faced with a growing gap between funding needs and available resources for school infrastructure, the Flemish government initiated the ambitious project ‘Scholen van Morgen’ leading to 165 newly built or renovated schools by 2017. Because education is part of a durable future, CONIX RDBM Architects wanted to translate this idea in its design for the kOsh Campus in Herentals.
CONIX RDBM Architects is one of the two on a total of 165 schools who’ll be using a geothermal heat pump. The technology of the geothermal heat pump takes advantage of the fact that the ground temperature stays relatively consistent throughout the year. During the winter they pull energy out of the ground to heat the building and during the summer they reject energy to the ground to cool it.
Besides its design, this durable feature is consistent with our policy concerning durable construction and definitely worth to be proud of.