Pechersk School International

Educational complex Kiev / Ukraine / 2017

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PSI combines students from 40 countries. This was the starting point for the development of the project concept. The school has large classrooms, transformable spaces of the assembly and sports halls, rooms for drama and extracurricular activities.


 


Solutions:


- We took several elements from the architecture of old buildings and transferred them to the new one to combine different styles, different ages and different architecture. These were the number of stories, beige and brown colors


- We used new materials as the basis for the new building and added several new bright colors


- Unconventional solutions for the organization of the school’s space became a response to the new academic program. Since this school devotes substantial attention to theatrical art, sports and off-school activities, we designed multifunctional zones for it


- The school’s large gymnasium features retractable seating which can accommodate many spectators during various events and has a special partition which can divide the gym into two parts for simultaneous use by different groups


- The area between the buildings is broken down in several grounds with an amphitheater for senior and junior students


- The assembly hall represents a transformable space with a mobile stage and movable lighting for various stage adaptations


- Thanks to a heat pump, the schools’ building have the almost fully autonomous heating system


- We have developed a 6D operating model of the building, along with its dispatch control and mechanization, to control performance and monitor maintenance of all engineering systems


Facts and details:


- The school has an auditorium called Black Box for theater classes. In this auditorium, all walls, the floor, and ceiling are black for better perception of stage effects


- The school’s new building requires less heat supply from the city main thanks to a heat pump


- The school has large, 90-100 sq.m classrooms


 


Recognition: 


2019 Mies van der Rohe Award - Nominee in EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture


2018-2019 European Property Awards - Best Public Service Architecture


2018 Ukrainian Urban Awards - 1 Prize in Architecture of public objects


2017 DLW Flooring - Best Education Project

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    PSI combines students from 40 countries. This was the starting point for the development of the project concept. The school has large classrooms, transformable spaces of the assembly and sports halls, rooms for drama and extracurricular activities.   Solutions: - We took several elements from the architecture of old buildings and transferred them to the new one to combine different styles, different ages and different architecture. These were the number of stories, beige and brown...

    Project details
    • Year 2017
    • Work started in 2016
    • Work finished in 2017
    • Client Pechersk School International
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Schools/Institutes / Theatres / Sport halls / Swimming Pools / Interior Design
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