Primary School
Pode Vsí 

Union of municipalities Pode Vsí

Odolená Voda, Czech Republic

The subject of the competition was the design of a primary school for several municipalities in Odolená Voda with a capacity of 540 pupils. Our design is based on the traditional school typology with a modern approach to the common areas.

2nd place in the architectural-urban competition

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The main pitfall of traditional schools is the vertical division that creates central corridors without daylight and connections between floors. The compactly designed school is divided into three volumes according to internal traffic. That creates a legible architecture with a clear inner layout. A transparent school where pupils know each other between classes and floors. Central corridors that intersect the vertical atria provide daylight and clarity for all. Thanks to the compact mass and simple material scheme, low investment costs can be achieved.

 

1. Land with attractive views
2. Compact form, school forecourt, and courtyard
3. Operating units
4. Low-energy concept

Scheme

Design

Following the economic efficiency, we designed the complex volume of the building as a compact L-shaped form, further divided into three volumes according to the function of the school. The design takes advantage of the ground break to reduce the southeast elevations and lower the building volume on the street side. The position of the buildings maximises the use of the school grounds for sports and garden purposes, creating a high quality school frontage to the school. This creates a legible architecture with a clear internal layout. A transparent school where pupils know each other between classes and floors.

Floorplans

Project information

  • Client

    Union of municipalities Pode Vsí

  • Year

    2022

  • Location

    Odolená Voda, Czech Republic

  • Size

    10 290 m²

  • Visualisations

    Willbe studio

  • Authors

    Ján Antal
    Martin Stára

  • Co-authors

    Silvia Snopková
    Sebastian Sticzay
    Tomáš Pavlakovič
    Nikola Procházková

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