Zuiderkroon is “School Building of the Year”

Zuiderkroon children’s centre in Hoogezand, designed by De Zwarte Hond for Midden-Groningen municipality, has been chosen as School Building of the Year by the jury of the Architectenweb Awards 2022. The award was announced on 12 October during a festive ceremony in the Keilepand in Rotterdam. The jury praised Zuiderkroon as a beautiful building inside and out, in execution and materialization: “Good and beautiful materials have been used, such as the wood used abundantly for the window frames, walls, cupboards, a grandstand staircase and even parts of the ceiling. A special tile has been developed for the facade. This is true craftsmanship.”

De Zwarte Hond’s whole team is delighted to be recognized in this remarkable way. Zuiderkroon is the perfect example of everything De Zwarte Hond stands for: designing buildings and environments that touch the heart, never fail to surprise with their appearance, and are designed to last.

We would like to thank all our partners for their contributions to this project.