Letovo School is a special school for talented children. The school is located southwest of Moscow in the newly developed Novaya Moskva district. The establishment of the school is an idea of benefactor and entrepreneur Vadim Moshkovich. "It was my dream to offer talented children from all over the country access to high-quality education, regardless of the financial capacity of their parents.
This makes it possible for them to continue studying at the 10 best universities in the country or at one of the 50 best universities in the world ".
In order to meet this desire, intensive research has been conducted by educational experts into ambitious education programs around the world to determine the special curriculum. This became the starting point for the design of the Letovo school campus. The educational programme offer is comprehensive and diverse and includes science, physician, sports and theater. The high school eventually accommodates 1,000 children, more than half of whom also live there.
The creation of this contemporary school design is the result of a team consisting of atelier PRO architects and Buro Sant en Co, landscape architecture. Our Russian partner Atrium architectural studio was responsible for the technical detailing. The assignment consisted of the design of a 20 ha school campus with student accommodation, apartments for teachers and extensive sports facilities. Besides sports, the outdoor area also offers plenty of space for relaxing and meeting. Due to the severe climate here, the buildings are connected to the school via tunnels.
The Central Hub is the heart of the building, which connects the various educational wings of sports, art and school. The auditorium and canteen are located in the Hub. The Central Hub is architecturally a joy to walk through. From street level you come to the central square via a slightly rising surface. Here you have magnificent views from the balcony over the campus area, which runs down to the river. A wide grandstand staircase leads to the auditorium from the entrance of the school. This is the daily meeting space. When you link the theatre to the auditorium, for example at graduation ceremonies, there is room for 1,000 people. The Central Hub connects the three unequal wings. For the curriculum, which takes place in these wings, learning plazas are designed.
Learning environment that stimulates personal development
The Russian client has accomplished his ambition to realize a private, non-profit school, which will be the most prominent school in the country. A school that offers the best educational practice, as well as an International Baccalaureate® (IB) program. Personal development of the students is paramount, with the school adopting a holistic approach. A true learning environment, in which there is room for really all kinds of subjects and areas of interest of a pupil in development. The campus facilities and functions entirely support this.
The design covers both architecture and interior design.
Construction started in 2016. The first classes started in 2018.