Competition High School St.Poelten (Lower Austria 2011)

The new building consists of two vertically displaced building blocks. The result is an interesting split-level-situation with a central void space, which is accessed in a playful way via diagonal stairs. This allows floor to floor communication zones formed by vertical elements. It creates a kind of vertical village square. At the same time, this space is also connected to the very attractive existing courtyard, which features in its new design outside classes.