Hovering School

Hovering School

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Sarajevo, Sip, Bosnia and Herzegovina | View Map
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Primary Schools

Primary School Sip

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The sloping site has been used to set much of the building below ground, creating a new topography above which the rest of the building, which is rectangular in plan, seems to hover, forming a three dimensional public space.

Knowledge is the 21st century’s most important product, and to participate in its creation and transfer through the process of education is one of the greatest privileges. Creating premises where this can be successfully carried out is a major challenge.The school has a capacity of 540 pupils, divided into two groups: a junior school (1st to 4th grade), and a senior school (5th to 8th grade). The ŠipPrimary School is located in a new housing development, on a site with a 10-20% slope.The building consists of “earth” materials and somewhat dynamic forms, resulting from the way it emerges from the site. The rectangular schoolyard and the hovering block of the senior school create a contrast with the dynamic forms.The full range of functions and reactions that take place in a school, from the children’s emotions, symbolized by the dynamic forms of the façade, to the serious institutional nature of the educational establishment, symbolized by solid, clear quadrangular forms, is thus reflected in the design.

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