This project revolved around the evolution of the concept of what a school should be, both as an architectural feature and as a functioning facility. Whereas the distinction between class and corridor was previously rigid and purely functional, today the experience of entering the school and moving through it every day, the atmosphere and the feeling are a fundamental aspect of the design. “A particular concern was the creation of an attractive entrance, which extends from the north acess to the spacious staircase in the existing south wing and touches the courtyard” explain Architects Kerschbaumer and Pichler.
The concept of “Flexible Classrooms” was widely adopted. “The school’s orientation today has been implemented according to new pedagogical concepts. The traditional break from the hallway to the classroom was abandoned in favor of the creation of a learning workshops, as well as the redivision of the classes with alternative spaces in between”. For this project, our Mondo Uni rubber flooring was selected in several colors: U107, U106, U27, U11, U99, U105, U108 for a total surface of more than 50,590 square feet.
Photos by Oliver Jaist