Invited Competition: Finalist
LOŠBATES Elementary school is a school with a strong presence at the centre of its community and democratic feel within where every voice mattered. We believe a school is not only a place of learning and developing mentally, intellectually and physically, but also a place of interaction, socialization and communication. The design for LOŠBATES Elementary school fosters a positive development of the collective team spirit as well as the individual thoughts and reasoning through enhancing positive sensorial experiences.
LOŠBATES links to the external natural environment where sunlight and air are easily accessible – recognized as a confident influence on the educational development process. It provides opportunities of social interaction for students and staff, acknowledging the importance of balance between the collective and the individual development by creating spaces for student socialization outside of classes and intimate areas where students can be alone to gather their thoughts, spaces that stimulates and offer creative outlets to explore. Organized in a clear hierarchy of functional zones, with efficient separation between the operational and pedagogic program, the layout enhances interaction, easy circulation, and secure environment.