‘QAZIM TURDIU’ SCHOOL
‘Qazim Turdiu’ is a primary & secondary school, hosting about 900 pupils. The school offers very unique public and community spaces. The relationship between the indoor and outdoor spaces is particular thanks to the corridors adjacent to the balconies, facing the school courtyard.
The object consists of 3 separate volumes (function-wise): the classrooms; the gym; the library & auditorium, providing a more independent access from the main street to the community spaces after school hours.
The main volume is divided into 2 smaller 4-storey objects positioned near the perimeter of the parcel, hosting the classrooms. They are linked by a 3-storey volume, containing spaces such as laboratories.
The central volume hosts the administrative rooms as well, facilitating students’ supervision. Its ground floor is a colonnade which connects the 2 entrances of the school.
All the separate volumes are connected by balconies that serve as public spaces. In addition to the balconies, the front yard and the third floor terrace are meant for gathering and recreation, while the back yard is dedicated to more specific activities (playground for the preschoolers and sports).