Kuchl Grammar School / kadawittfeldarchitektur

© Angelo Kaunat
© Angelo Kaunat

Architect: Kadawittfeldarchitektur
Location: Kuchl,
Project manager: Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Venghaus
Client: municipality of Kuchl KEG
Project Area: 2,110 sqm
Project year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Angelo Kaunat

floor plan
floor plan

Extension of a school by four classrooms and a gymnasium on a very small plot of land within a typical village structure.

© Angelo Kaunat
© Angelo Kaunat

The school is not extended, but rather connected via an adapting passageway to the new building. The passageway functions as a weather-protected alleyway, which reorganizes the access to the building ensemble, providing it with a clear address and likewise eliminating the deficit of the useful outside surface area. The definition of old and new building as a solitary building volume corresponds to the context of the residential settlement, whereas, the incompatible gymnasium volume is sunken into the ground with a natural light exposure coming from the glazed atrium.

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© Angelo Kaunat
© Angelo Kaunat

The extension of the school building was developed within the context of an unusually narrow building site. Shape and alignment of the new building create a maximum of daylight for the classrooms as well as for the neighboring dwellings. The old and new buildings are connected by a glazed lobby that functions as common space and provides wheelchair access. The sunny “recess” deck and a green courtyard function as children’s playgrounds. The basement consists of a gymnasium/event space, provided with a natural light source coming from the courtyard. A foyer-gallery serves as a multi-purpose space. The select interior materials and the marine plywood cladding turn it into a veritable “house for children.”

Cite: "Kuchl Grammar School / kadawittfeldarchitektur" 27 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=42095>
  • http://www.homeholic.com wahyono dwi

    this is specials perfect school design, so makes students comfortable.

  • http://www.shankarch.com shankar narayan

    Looks like a huge scandinavian design furniture cabinet on the street – made more realistic by the wood colour….increasingly buildings are tending to look like objects we use – camera, printers, cigarette lighters etc. – only they are out – scaled.
    Taking the obverse view – can furniture or other objects be designed to look like buildings and still retain their functional value?

  • temple

    perfect