School library on the principle of new learning 

International School of Prague

Prague, Czechia

The library and IdeaLab at the International School of Prague have constantly been developing since its opening in 1997, and last year it opted for a significant ”refresh”. The purpose it previously served has changed – the advent of digital media, 3D printing, virtual or augmented reality has further intensified this process.





We have designed a modern and inspiring space that reflects the demands of the changing world. The solution was to bring maximum visual transparency and design equipment with an emphasis on the diverse ergonomics of children. Space is enlivened by the work of the internationally acclaimed illustrator Petr Sís.


The main change is the connection of different types of teaching into one multifunctional space. The innovation center unites a library, study room, and workshop with an integrated residential staircase. Thanks to a close relationship with the agile ISP school management, we succeeded in realizing a bold and strong vision of the “new learning” concept. We have also invited professionals from Great Britain who are experts in creating libraries, with whom we consulted the requirements of 21st century librarianship.



Behind the ingenious result is a simple idea – a place where people and books can communicate with each other. The moment that occurs between the reader and the book does not deserve to be disturbed by anything. Therefore, we have designed an environment that creates a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere and offers optimal conditions for this dialogue. We wanted to emphasize the idea of the child as a developing personality through photographs. Every child has the right to dream big about his future. You never know whether your child would become a future president.


”The Perspektiv team brought an energy and excitement to our design discussions which added real value to our project.  When The Hub was executed, we saw this energy take form.”

Barry Freckmann

Finance & Operations Director, ISP

Project information

  • Client

    International School of Prague

  • Year


  • Location

    Prague, Czechia

  • Size

    1000 m2

  • Photos by

    Studio Flusser

  • Authors

    Martin Stára
    Vojtěch Hasalík
    Barbora S. Babocká

  • Co-authors

    Tereza Houdková
    Yana Stepankova


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