TASC - Look and Feel
TASC (Tech Amsterdam Scholen Collectief)
Temporary fit out (5+ years) 2023
"Play is our brain's favorite way of learning" (Diane Akerman).
A new school for a new innovative form of technology education in Amsterdam.
In this exiting project we got the chance to show that our interdisciplinary approach of NARRATIVE DESIGN can be successfully applied to public spaces and go beyond experience- and exhibition-spaces.
MAF.studio developed a unique ‘Look and Feel’ especially for TASC. Together with the director and his educational team we analyzed the curriculum and developed supporting interiors and interventions to inspire the students to be curious and creative. As they are educated to be makers we involved various creative makers in the development of the interventions.
When entering or leaving the school the children transition through a colorful and handmade immersive wall-painting with an integrated floor-mat by artist Marije Vermeulen.
How much water do we use? Will it rain in the next hour? How many people are in the building? The answers you can find in the ‘Control Room’ in the main hall. The place to receive guests, lounge, and learn about data correlations in and outside the building.
A playful design of graphical lines that mimics the floor graphics of industrial halls, takes you through the whole school. Defining certain spaces with a wink to logistic lines and industrial flooring. Squares indicate entrances to classrooms, dashed lines mark the food area, colored lines lead to lockers in the same color and the black dashed lines break the patterns and indicate the beaten tracks.
Work, present, hang out, discuss: a staircase in the hall built into a multifunctional landscape that supports engaging in every detail. Rolling display cases and showcases on the stairs for displaying student work, a screen and speaking chair to make your voice heard under the spotlight, a blackboard to explore your ideas on, steps that become tables to sit quietly to work or have lunch.
The corridors are also home to the school's two 'pets'. Specially designed and created by designer and inventor Allard Roeterink. To recharge themselves, they return to their homes. The houses are made by the pupils and in the technology lesson they will work with the robotics incorporated in the two 'pets' they share the corridor with.
Troughout the shool areas have been similarly transformed into places of presentation, locations for being presented and multipurpose landscapes for the students and their teachers. In this area we developed the possibility for silent disco-presentations with headphones. Matching by an existing icon from the world of logistics on the floor ;-)
Ruby Van Den Munckhof - Projectmanagement
Stroomberg - Graphic Design (MAF)
Allard Roeterink and Jasper Kooper - Artists (Studio Grutt.ooo)
Marije Vermeulen - Artist
Planemos - Builder
Hello Energy - Content partner controll room
Thijs Wolzak - Photography