School Complex
Located 10 km south of Xanthi, a city of 60.000, in the middle of a fertile horizontal plane of agricultural properties, stands with a distinctive presence in the environment, by creating an urban fragment, a tight, whole new community.The project is consisted of seven different functions. Most of them are placed around an urban hardscaped 35m. x 35m. square that acts as a unifying element for all surmounting buildings. The Plaza also provides the necessary breathing void, inside building masses. It is planned to shelter a total of 500 students. Its architecture reflects the philosophy of a kind of education where an open and friendly to students and teachers, built and natural environment, acts itself as an educational tool, influencing them positively every day. Its design clarity is motivated by that goal, creating a serene, simple and recognizable context, that embodies essential architectural elements, in balanced amounts. On the other hand, with its generous, bright, daylit indoor and outdoor spaces and uninterrupted views to the horizon, users become aware of the particular qualities of architecture. 
Simple bioclimatic principles have been applied from the very first moves of the design process. All different schools have their own separate south classrooms, south, west and east planted yards (plantation will create microclimatic conditions) and natural ventilation. Two - storey buildings on the north side protect all south outdoor spaces from local harsh winds. Terraces can accommodate over 3.000 sq.m. of photovoltaic panels as a part of a planned investment in the future.      


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