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Weiden Secondary School / Karamuk Kuo

  • 01:00 - 15 April, 2019
  • Curated by Paula Pintos
Weiden Secondary School / Karamuk Kuo
Weiden Secondary School / Karamuk Kuo, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz + 18

© Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz
© Karin Gauch, Fabien Schwartz

Text description provided by the architects. The extension for the Weiden secondary school, housing a gymnasium and 24 classrooms, sits on the eastern part of the site between the existing secondary and primary school buildings.

© Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

The compact form of the new building preserves the park-like character of the campus and turns the existing plinth into a collective schoolyard that connects the old and the new buildings while negotiating the changing heights of the landscape.

© Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

On the public ground floor, the assembly room and teachers‘ lounge wrap around the sunken gym to produce multiple views. The gym, a space that is normally hidden or isolated, all of a sudden becomes the center of the school, activating its daily life. Above it, two stories of timber construction unite the classrooms into a simple volume.

© Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson
Plan
Plan
© Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

The spanning of the gym produces a deep plan and the opportunity for a space that was not asked for. On each of the upper levels, a ring of classrooms surrounds a central hall that can be used as a flexible learning landscape punctuated by four planted courtyards.

© Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

The exposed beams provide an experiential continuity inside while the cantilevering beams support the egress balconies that give the building its lightweight expression outside.

© Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

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Cite: "Weiden Secondary School / Karamuk Kuo" 15 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/914774/weiden-secondary-school-karamuk-kuo/> ISSN 0719-8884

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