a delight to experience
or just wander through
Interior Letovo School Campus, Moscow
Atelier PRO architects officially received the commission to design a new high school for 1000 students in southwest Moscow. Letovo School will become one of the signature features of a new city district called Novaya Moskva that will be developed as part of a wider master plan. Atelier PRO architects won, in collaboration with Buro Sant en Co, landscape architecture, the international competition with the design of a modern school campus. The Russian counterpart will be Atrium architectural studio.
With its rich architecture, the central hub is a delight to experience or just wander through. Visitors arrive from street level along a gently ascending forecourt onto the central court. The balcony here provides a stunning view of the campus, which slopes towards the river. From the school entrance, a wide tribune stair leads to the main school hall, the daily assembly space. When the hall is connected with the auditorium, for example during graduation ceremonies, the entire space can accommodate up to 1000 people. The Central Hub connects three wings, shaped like a scalene triangle, that house the different departments ranging from sport and science to art. On-campus student housing is designed as a small community to create a home-like atmosphere. A multi-storey building contains teachers’ accommodation, with dwellings varying from four-room apartments to hotel-like rooms for short stays.
The clients’ ambition is to create a private non-profit school that will become the country’s leading school and combine the best educational practices, both local and international. It will offer an International Baccalaureate® (IB) program and establish a holistic approach to its students. The school will provide the highest levels of education and encourage students’ personal development. It will be a true learning environment across all subjects and interests; all campus facilities and functions will support that ambition.
The design includes the architecture and interior design.
Construction started in 2016. The first classes are expected to start in 2018.
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