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The campusmodel is spatially articulated across various scales. It is related to the micro-scalar configuration of the desks, to spatial differentiation of every classroom into more introspective / quite zones and more interactive areas among pupils; further the campusmodel is organized in relation to the specific orientation of each classroom towards the exterior open spaces and the interior common “market spaces” which are conditioned individually; the concrete spatial actualization of the “clusters” within the entire campus results in an ambitious urban assemblage within the urban development zone of Hauptbahnhof ; in this sense the project also realizes the urgent pedagogical paradigm shift for the entire city at the macro scale.
Situated in the urban development area of Hauptbahnhof the campus project - consisting of kindergarten, primary and junior high school - is based on the new and ambitious education guidelines of the city of Vienna. The project promotes a typological paradigm shift regarding the spatial articulation of classrooms and interior-exterior activities across the entire campus. The classrooms, project areas and teacher´s rooms are organized around a central market place in a “cluster” fashion. Every school is provided with separate access to the urban surrounding; the school buildings are individually connected to a main “common core” which consists of visually and programmatically permeable dining areas, a library and a multipurpose hall which is connected to the sport facilities below by a generous staircase.In order to provide every interior classroom with a designated outdoor classroom on both levels, the classrooms on the first floor shift horizontally and foster interior-exterior activities across all programmes.
The outer façade of the campus building is articulated as the interior façade of the surrounding open space. The open spaces are differentiated in a circulating landscape and 3 differentiated “yards” that are specifically assigned to each school type.
The multi-scalar diversification of programmed overlaps motivates the pupils throughout their “educational carrier” to learn to learn from each other.