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  3. High School
  4. Estonia
  5. Salto AB
  6. 2013
  7. Viljandi State High School / Salto AB

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Viljandi State High School / Salto AB

  • 01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Viljandi State High School / Salto AB
Viljandi State High School / Salto AB, Courtesy of Karli Luik
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Viljandi, Viljandi County, Estonia
  • Design Team

    Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke, Andro Mänd, Margus Tamm, Eva Laarmann
  • Competition Team

    Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke
  • Area

    5900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Interior Designer

    Pille Lausmäe Sisearhitektuuri Büroo (http://www.plsab.ee)
  • Client

    State Real Estate
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Courtesy of Karli Luik
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Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The extension to Viljandi State High School makes for a discreet, lowest possible backdrop for the heritage-listed historic building. The solution is based on the characteristics of the plot, situated in a low lakeside land.

Courtesy of Karli Luik
Courtesy of Karli Luik

Orientation towards East-West ensures good natural lightning conditions and enables pleasant views towards lake and theatre and the historic building.

Courtesy of Karli Luik
Courtesy of Karli Luik

On the site of the missing historic wing, an entrance square has been formed. The lakeside works as a more private recreational area wirh sports grounds. The spatial program has been reorganized with almost all classes in the extension and administrative functions in the historic building. The layout avoids conventional atrium and densely packed classes with narrow corridors, opting for a more vaied solution.


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Cite: "Viljandi State High School / Salto AB" 27 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/480876/viljandi-state-high-school-salto-ab/> ISSN 0719-8884