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  7. Tartu Kesklinna School Extension / Salto AB

Tartu Kesklinna School Extension / Salto AB

  • 00:00 - 26 June, 2011
Tartu Kesklinna School Extension / Salto AB
Tartu Kesklinna School Extension / Salto AB, © Martin Siplane
© Martin Siplane

© Martin Siplane © Reio Avaste Courtesy of Karli Luik Courtesy of Karli Luik + 14

Text description provided by the architects. The extension to Tartu Kesklinna School provides additional functions and opportunities to the historical building, doing this without overshadowing the old volume but rather as an intelligent accesory to it. The new volume avoids pretentiousness, interacting with the user as an equal partner, creating a diverse, friendly and light-hearted environment.

© Martin Siplane
© Martin Siplane

The building tries to activate the surroundings, both in terms of making active use of the courtyard with the outdoor auditorium as well as domesticating the previously underused park-like backyard. In a playful way, it is possible to move either over the building or beneath it, where the main entrance lies. Blueberry pattern is enlivening the ascetic facade shell. The building is an attempt at being child-friendly without being childish.

© Reio Avaste
© Reio Avaste

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Cite: "Tartu Kesklinna School Extension / Salto AB" 26 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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