I’m currently working at the office of a client and the building they reside in reminds me a lot of the high school attended. It has details you hardly see in modern buildings. The materials are elegant and robust at the same time. The floors have little dents where people put their feet when going up and down the stairs since it was built, in 1910. Originally a school, now it houses many small businesses.

My own school was built in 1923 in the style of the Amsterdamse School. The school has been extended several times over the century, but the main building is still houses students, about a hundred metres from the house I was born in. Together with ’t Klooster, it is a landmark of the village I grew up in.