HBWBC SCHOOL 2010

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description school building with athletic facilities, open competition, entry
category public
location Vienna, Austria
built area 12.650 m²
design team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Flavian Lekkas, Thanassis Manis, Francisco Serodio, Mladen Stamenic

client City of Vienna
design year 2010

Within the context of an ambitious master plan for the area surrounding Vienna's new central railway station, combining urban living, commercial and office buildings as well as generous public parks, the proposal calls for the development of a school complex for over 1.100 students from kindergarten to secondary level, with the intention for the school to become an urban nucleus.

Apart from classrooms, the school comprises of a sports’ and multi-purpose hall, a library and café. While typically these functions would be placed next to each other and connected on an organisational level, the scheme follows a different approach by stacking these elements and achieving a single volume with a small compact footprint allowing thus for the creation of a free extended urban park accessible to both the school and the neighbouring community.

Considering Hertzberger’s idea that ‘a school should be like a city’, all different spaces of the school are articulated in such a way that they interconnect both between them as well as with the park. The school acts like a giant roof, hovering over the communal eating and play areas, with more intimate spaces consolidated within a core. The classrooms are organised in groups developing a series of clusters with an interplay of flights of stairs leading from one to another meandering through the core and altering in size, direction and character.


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AS IF 2014 residential, research Mykonos Greece
HOUSE E 2016 residential Artemida Greece
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 public Graz Austria
HOUSE T 2016 residential Antiparos Greece
HOUSE H 2012 residential Corfu Greece
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THREE SPACES 2013 exhibition Athens Greece
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STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2017 residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE A+B 2008 residential Paros Greece
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 commercial Nicosia Cyprus
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 public Athens Greece
AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR RESIDENCE 2013 residential Athens Greece
COASTAL DOMAINS 2017 exhibition Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 residential, hospitality Treffen Austria
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 public Ferlach Austria
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 public, residential, masterplan, hospitality Baku Azerbaijan
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 exhibition Venice Italy
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CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 public Qabala Azerbaijan
GERMAN SCHOOL ATHENS 2017 public Athens Greece
LAKE APARTMENTS 2012 residential Bodensdorf Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 public, masterplan Athens Greece
LARNACA AGORA 2011 public Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 public Vienna Austria
OFFICE A 2010 commercial Athens Greece
HBWBC SCHOOL 2010 public Vienna Austria
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 public Nicosia Cyprus
RATHAUSPARK 2009 public Vienna Austria
TOWNHOUSE K 2009 residential Nafplion Greece
VILLA W1 2008 residential Corfu Greece
HELLENIC PARLIAMENT 2008 research Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 commercial, residential Athens Greece
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT 2008 masterplan Sofia Bulgaria
SUPERSTORE V 2008 commercial Athens Greece
MELINA PAVILION 2007 exhibition Athens Greece
GLEISDORF DEVELOPMENT 2007 residential Gleisdorf Austria
HELEXPO PAVILION 2007 exhibition Thessaloniki Greece
VILLA S 2006 residential Vienna Austria
VERTICAL ATTICA 2006 masterplan, research Attica Greece
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EXHIBITION 102x 2006 exhibition Athens Greece
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SKYWALK BRIDGE 2004 public Vienna Austria
HELLENIKON PARK 2004 masterplan Athens Greece
DARNITSA DEVELOPMENT 2003 commercial Kiev Ukraine
TRANSITIONAL INTERSTICES 2003 residential Ano Liosia Greece