Jan Snel Belgium
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A temporary European school has been built on the site of the former NATO headquarters in Haren, in the north of the Brussels Capital Region. This school will be used at the time of the construction of a new permanent European school in Brussels. The school will accommodate around 1,500 pupils.
Construction of the complex started in March 2021, and as early as September the ground floor, the first floor and the kitchen were delivered so that work could start on fitting out the classrooms. The second floor and sports hall were delivered in mid-November, as were the solar panels on the roofs.
The school includes a kindergarten for 300 pupils and a primary school for 1,200 pupils. Facilities include a library, rooms for teaching staff, separate outdoor play areas for the kindergarten and primary school, an administrative area, an infirmary, a kitchen for preparing 1,500 hot meals and several canteens, and numerous parking spaces.
The building will remain on this site for at least a few years, until the permanent complex is completed.