F+P ARCHITEKTEN ZT GMBH
SHIBUKAWA EDER ARCHITECTS ZT GmbH
Basic net area: 7.892 m²
Competition 1st place: 2018
Expansion of BG School Building Zirkusgasse
A historically protected 1899 high school building is being brought back to life through small, sensitive but targeted alterations. The key elements of the conversion and extension work are as follows: reinvigoration of the existing building’s interiors, a roof extension over the school hall wing, a new underground sports hall, a new two-storey classroom wing and the creation of an attractive forecourt and main entrance.
The urban planning concept addresses the relationship of the new building to its surroundings. A new teaching wing mirrors the existing school hall wing, creating a new entrance courtyard defining a clear and welcoming school entrance. The new construction has been carefully sited so as to avoid damage to existing mature trees.