One of the top-priority programs of architectural administration of the city is the refreshment of the image of schools and kindergartens, the rejection of aesthetically obsolete products of housing combines. Having obtained the orders for development of a new school concept in a suburban district in the south of the capital, APEX Bureau decided to make a complex study of the opportunities of the rather strict process layout of children’s educational establishments.
The school had to compose a sports and physical training area, educational-experimental, house holding and rest area. It was necessary to separate the elementary school (grade 1-4), to provide an individual access to the sports unit and the public part, to think over the orientation with respect to cardinal directions. The maximum height is 4 floors. In conformity with these preconditions, the architects have analyzed the land plot capacity. This is how the number of pupils – 875 seats in 35 classrooms – was determined.
School on Donetskaya street
17 000 m²
The building is boomerang-shaped. The stair-cases are brought out to the towers protruding in the façade and setting the vertical rhythm of the volume. We suggested two façade options – more glass-made and more blank. In both cases multicolored timber and aluminum panels are used, determining the brightness and individuality of the general image.