Paide High School

Paide High School

2019 / II prize / 2800 m2

Category: Competition, Education, Public

Team: Gert Guriev, Markus Kaasik, Kerstin Kivila, Siim Tiisvelt, Pirko Võmma

Bringing together the bright young minds, the contemporary secondary school is a reflection of the society actively resonating with everything going on in the world. 

The core of the school is the gallery connecting the old and the new buildings, making the open assembly hall, dining hall, lobby and library the centre of all activities and events. This activity space opens to the Order Castle Park and Castle Tower thus maintaining a close contact with all the important events taking place in the town.
The given principle is also reflected in the architecture and materials of the given building. Forming a uniform complex with the former girls’ school building to be renovated, the extension will leave visual space for the old building.