Het Epos in Rotterdam’s Zuidwijk is a circular and modular primary school, built entirely from prefabricated timber modules. This innovative system of building allowed us to realize an entirely new school in a few short months, and ensures that it can be easily dismantled, moved, enlarged and extended in future if needed.
Het Epos was designed around two large communal spaces. Two wings of stacked classrooms wrap around a sports hall and an atrium at the centre. This atrium acts as the main entrance and a grand stair at the heart of the school is used as a tribune, a stage and an informal meeting place for students, teachers and parents.
Het Epos primary school is an initiative of Stichting De Verre Bergen and was constructed by De Groot Vroomshoop.