Scholen bouwen = Building schools
The Flemish education system ranks highly, according to international quality reviews, but we do not fare so well in terms of buildings. OECD figures for 2004 show Flemish investments in school infrastructure are below the OECD average. Not enough resources have been channelled into school building projects in recent years, thus Flanders' school buildings are in desperate need of a financial injection.
The Flemish Government Architect and AGIOn are keen for this website to inform, stimulate and support to prospective clients on good quality school architecture. Building a school is not an everyday event and you learn from each other. A properly informed client is a precondition for a successful project. We regard the website as an ongoing ‘building site’, where we will document various supporting initiatives and exemplary practices in school architecture.