The building offers room to pre-vocational secondary education students in Retail & Wholesale, Jan des Bouvrie College, Management and Entrepreneurship, Art & Entertainment, Frank Sanders Academy, Provision of Legal Services, Marketing, Sales & Communication, Johan Cruyff College, Sports, Recreation, Hair Care, Beauty Care.

ROC van Amsterdam Europaboulevard Valstar Simonis

The ROC is a so-called “Community College”. This is an educational institution that has a threshold-free connection with its environment. Concretely this means that the facilities of the educational institution and the partners collaborating with it are also tuned to the needs of the neighbourhood/environment. Not only the registered educational participants, but also people from the neighbourhood can make use of the facilities without limitations. The school is not a closed-of building with a fixed educational offer, which more or less by coincidence has received a location somewhere, but is part of a multi-functional complex that constitutes an integral part of society on location and changes along with that society. There is a close and conscious relation between the educational offer and the other facilities, because of which learning in the broadest meaning of the word is stimulated. Since the building is opened, the social safety of the neighbourhood is furthermore enhanced.

ROC van Amsterdam Europaboulevard Valstar Simonis

Installations, Flexibility & Sustainability

The design of the installations and the choice of products were set up as uniformly as possible, from the viewpoint of:

  • Management and maintenance;
  • Exploitation;
  • Purchasing advantage;
  • The latest technique;
  • Future expansion and/or modification;
  • Preventing differences in implementation in the various construction parts.

From a viewpoint of flexibility a building was realised that, with a minor effort and against low costs, can be modified to changed needs. The installation concepts and the cables and pipelines courses related to that were selected in such way that the flexibility and multi-functionality of the building are largely being met.
When designing the installations, the sustainability of the installations was taking into account, and an eye was kept on the fact the maintenance can be carried out in a purposeful and economic way. The technical rooms and shafts were projected and set up in such way that technical installation are accessible for carrying out maintenance and inspection. Also, sufficient space is available for operation and maintenance, whereby installation parts can be easily replaced. At the selection of installation parts, standard products available on the market were used as much as possible.

A selection of the sustainable installation parts:

  • CO2 regulation per classroom, for optimum ventilation amounts;
  • Heat recollection from the ventilation air;
  • Energy storage in the soil in combination with heat pumps;
  • Presence detection per class room for the benefit of switching the lighting, heating, and ventilation;
  • Daylight regulation for the lighting.

Apart from theory classrooms the building also contains various practice classrooms: fourteen kitchens, dance halls, sports halls, confectionary, restaurants, hair treatment rooms, textile knowledge rooms, computer rooms, rooms for ironing/steam/pressing equipment, etc.

For the ventilation the “Clean schools” concept was used, whereby at least 40 m3/h per pupil of fresh air is supplied.