Rusina Frei
architects

Rusina Frei
architects

Primary And Grammar School Trojska, Prague

Ravagnani Vecchi + Rusina Frei, 2020
Team: Andrea Ravagnani, Sofia Francis, Ines Weege, Martin Rusina, Martin Frei, Tim O´Brien, Radka Milotová
Client: Municipality of Prague Troja
Concept: 2020
Project: In progress

Primary And Grammar School Trojska, Prague

Ravagnani Vecchi + Rusina Frei, 2020
Team: Andrea Ravagnani, Sofia Francis, Ines Weege, Martin Rusina, Martin Frei, Tim O´Brien, Radka Milotová
Client: Municipality of Prague Troja
Concept: 2020
Project: In progress

The proposal envisages the completion of the existing school building with a new wing with classrooms in the shape of a “U”. The extension is designed as a simple rectangular building, with floors adjacent to the existing height levels of the school. All of the school’s public interiors are designed to encourage interaction through generous interconnected halls and corridors, with views of the exterior and natural daylight.

The architectural expression of the school is inspired by the lively activities that take place inside. We choose an elegant discreet language represented by exposed structural elements, such as handmade bricks, with a proportion of facade design based on the interior of the house. Bricks are used in several ways: with a horizontal connection for most facades, vertical for the ground floor and with liners at the level of classroom floors.

The new building of a community center on a nearby plot is also a part of the project.
The geometry of the new building responds to the shape of the plot. Rather than being designed as one large building, it should be divided into smaller volumes of different sizes and different heights so that it can be better integrated into the surroundings. All public spaces on the ground floor provide direct access to the exterior, supporting lively interactions between the interior and the exterior.