urban development concept
Starting from the idea of the green city, the federal school building is conceived as a flat, terraced green landscape.
The ground floor level opens to the maria-trapp-platz. Here lies the large, rain-protected school square – the main entrance to the school. The general areas of afternoon care, administration and the department of economics and informatics lie at this interface between the public space and the school. For optimum lighting of the compact building, an open space has been cut into its centre, designed as little school woods, to which the library, dining area and multi-purpose room are oriented.
The indoor campus offers space for events of all kinds. It is a meeting point for all pupils, invites to sit and watch, is a space for recreation, playing and learning and enables good orientation inside the building. D the warm season, dining room, multi-purpose room, library and workshops can be opened to covered open areas. This allows eating or relaxing in the open air and working in outdoor studios.
The educational units of secondary level 1 are clearly arranged and structured on the first floor. Four classrooms with the open learning zone and adjoining rooms are connected a cluster. All four clusters are orientated towards the park via the open spaces in front of them and have direct access to the terraces. Large roof sheds extend the space of the open learning zone in its height and additionally provide for optimal lighting. The classrooms of a cluster can be opened fluently and expanded to the learning zones through sliding walls.
On the second floor are the home bases for the secondary level 2 and are oriented towards the park and have direct access to the outdoor area. (text: Christian Kühn)
What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
The building as a landscape with flowing space transitions according to an ambitious space program.
Authors: fasch&fuchs.architekten; Hemma Fasch, Jakob Fuchs, Fred Hofbauer
Client: BIG – Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH
Photos: Hertha Hurnaus, Paul Ott
Year of completion: 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria
Total area: 14.985 m² (cross floor area), 14.297 m² (net floor area)
Site area: 15.104 m²
Text provided by the architects.