The Classroom Under the Tree

Designing a school is designing dynamically interrelated exterior and interior spaces that become the child’s own inner world, a shelter for his or her imagination and reality.

Everyone remembers their first teacher, their first school, their first school yard and all of the pleasant and unpleasant adventures associated with them. The responsibility of the designers of school architecture for the child’s perception of space and community is therefore well known, and the significance of this architecture has been the subject of many reflections and discussions.

Photo: Miran Kambič

Photo: Miran Kambič

Photo: Miran Kambič

Design: Robert Potokar, Zala Likavec, Alenka Kramer
Competition Team: Robert Potokar, Nada Šerbelj, Alenka Kramer, Peter Krapež, Zala Likavec
Collaborators: Damir Islamović, Andraž Kavčič
Design team: Robert Potokar, Alenka Kramer, Zala Likavec, Mladen Marčina, Drago Štefanec
Client: Municipality of Litija, Ministry of education and sports
Structural engineering: Gorazd Črnko
Mechanical engineering: Simon Furlan
Electrical engineering: Tomi Križaj
Competition: 2009, 1 Prize
Designs: 2011
Construction: 2012-2014
Floor area: 6.528 m²
Number of students: 600
Investment: 9.500.000 €

The complete article is published in Autumn issue of Piranesi No. 35 Vol. 22.

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