Elementary School near Warsaw / Grupa 5 Architekci

  • 13 Oct 2012
  • Educational Selected Works
© Marcin Czechowicz

Architects: Grupa 5 Architekci (Dziedziejko, Kadłubowski, Leszczyński, Mycielski, Zelent)
Location: Podkowa Leśna,
Architect In Charge: Marcin Zatoński
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3500.0 sqm
Photographs: Marcin Czechowicz

An elementary school in a picturesque and tranquil suburbian town near Warsaw.

© Marcin Czechowicz

The building is embedded in a unique setting in the center of the town – surrounded by freestanding family houses, intimate gardens and an old church. In order to tie in to the existing context, the relatively large object was divided into several smaller ones, with the largest part – the gym hidden at the back. A further breakdown in its scale was achieved by the composition of the elevations and use of three different materials – white plaster, wooden panels and concrete bricks.

© Marcin Czechowicz

The building is divided into two parts, each with independent access: for sport and for teaching. The class with the youngest pupils on the ground floor has direct access to a green courtyard. The basement comprises a multimedia room designed for projecting films, holding lectures and staging performances. The school is to be immersed in a copious greenery.


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Cite: "Elementary School near Warsaw / Grupa 5 Architekci" 13 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=276617>
  • Katarzyna Pabich

    Jak dobrze, że powstają w Polsce budynki, których nie będziemy się wstydzić.

  • peter

    jeżeli coś znajduje się na archdaily to nie znaczy jeszcze, że to szczyt architektury. a w Polsce mamy raczej lepsze przykłady. Nic nie ujmując temu, ale szału nie ma.