AHS Otto-Preminger-Straße

AHS Otto-Preminger-Straße

Architect
Söhne and Partner Architects
Location
Vienna, Austria | View Map
Category
Secondary Schools
MISS3

Competition entry

Söhne and Partner Architects as Architects

The focus of the planning was on a varied and differentiated design of the school. This should be made possible by a needs-based selection of different learning and leisure settings, and thus offer valuable potential for learning and leisure activities.

Building on the topography of the slope, the school is vertically divided into three main elements, the base zone, the teaching wing and at the top, the sports and leisure landscape.

All interior spaces are in dialogue with the exterior spaces. Recreational and leisure functions are integrated into the overall concept of the educational facility. An interplay between learning and leisure becomes possible. Connections between the different building sections, the balconies and the roofscape are made via various staircases, bridges and elevators.

Green areas on the roof and above the base zone, as well as balconies accessible from the classes, serve as break and recreation areas. They also offer students the opportunity to regenerate in a natural environment.

The classrooms themselves are arranged around open spaces. These provide the opportunity for interactive learning, and a change of location.

The elevated sports and recreation landscape in the roof area connects the three teaching wings. Due to its special location, it offers multi-use sports and recreational areas, as well as learning islands and shaded areas that can be used by students as places of retreat, as well as for relaxation. In addition, there is a great view of the city from up there.

The use of sustainable materials forms the basis of the ecological construction method. Strong color accents are used on the facades and the roofscape. These make the building appear elegant as well as natural and lively. Depending on the viewing location, a changing color appearance is created. The differentiated facade, sometimes with balconies sometimes without, is always integrated into the overarching system of horizontal bands.

 

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