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School Of Joy

YEAR: 2015

LOCATION: Latvia, Ķekava

PROGRAM: Elementary school

SIZE: 3000 m2

STATUS: Competition, 2nd prize

TEAM: Maris Bardins, Didzis Jaunzems

The project creates vibrant, inviting and playful school environment that promotes joy of learning and mutual socialization of children. The building consists of three functionally different blocks - sports, learning and recreation. Each of them has a different visual and spatial characteristics based on their usage. The concept of building layout allows complete elimination of corridors - a spacious unified area is created, where children have an opportunity to meet each other and make new friends. Staircase and atrium system provides constant circulation of children between floors and recreational areas, promoting physical activities and bringing vitality into the building.