Educational & Research Institutions

Clusius College Hoorn, Netherlands


Clusius College


RoosRos Architecten


Aannemersbedrijf J.M. Putter

Technical installations advisor




Floor space

New building approx. 4,000 m² 
Existing construction approx. 2500 m² 

Project period


The (re)housing project concerns the renovation of the current VMBO-building and the replacement of the current MBO-building of the Clusius College in Hoorn. The choice for the combination of sustainable renovation and future-proof new building was made on the basis of an extensive feasibility study and a sustainable plan for the area development in which the educational form and the development of the accommodation fit well together. Drees & Sommer is involved from the feasibility study and is handling the integral project management up to and including the realization.

The supplier tender was launched in late 2020 and J.M. will be on site in spring 2021. Putter selected. The preliminary design for the new building will be developed into a final design by a construction team. Construction work is expected to start after the 2021 construction season. According to the current planning, the buildings can then be commissioned in mid-2022.

Jurgen Holtz, director of Clusius College Hoorn, is looking forward to a successful collaboration: “Our school is known for small-scale, high-quality education in the areas of sustainability, the environment, food and nature, so that pupils and students are successful in further education, work and society. This refurbishment will ensure that we can continue to offer high-quality education in the future. On the one hand from the technical perspective of the buildings, but certainly also in terms of sustainability. Of course, providing good education during this construction remains a priority. The safety of pupils, students and personnel is paramount.”

Added value

The project team of Clusius College Hoorn was taken through a process of workshops that led to a new vision on sustainable education. A rapid scan of the existing buildings then provided insight into the condition and development potential of the accommodation. The development strategy was clarified both qualitatively and financially, with the result that a phased replacement building was the best solution.

Service elements

  • strategic housing plan
  • feasibility study
  • development plan
  • integrated project management