Narva Primary School and High School
2019 / II prize / 17 000 m2
Team: Gert Guriev, Markus Kaasik, Kerstin Kivila, Siim Tiisvelt, Pirko Võmma
The articulation of the building volumes of the new basic and state secondary schools together with their offset from Pushkin Street create an airy and spacious park area between the buildings that is open to the urban space forming a new core for the campus and an active meeting place. The terraced atriums as well as the projections with assembly halls and other common areas of both buildings open towards the park thus creating active synergy between the schools. The curious structure is attractive and stands out. The atrium between the wooden projections is marked by a glass façade screened with vertical perforated metal strips. The sides overlooking the stadium have a tranquil look with the buildings distinguished by the colours.