40 Olimpijsky Avenue, Sochi, Russia
Client: Talent and Success Foundation
Start of design: 2016
Architects: Nikita Yaveyn, Vasiliy Romantsev, Alena Amelkovich, Aleksandr Bazhenov, Yevgenia Kuptsova, Ulyana Sulimova, Andrey Patrikeev (visualization)
Structural engineers: Dmitry Kresov, Andrey Agashkov, Sergey Bogdanov, Elena Silanteva, Andrey Korovayev, Yury Sergeev
Principal engineer:Lev Gershtein, Maria Rogozhkina
It is made in the shape of a ring. All of the six entrances are marked by a different colour. The colour is related to the functional group of rooms; for instance, green is the entrance to the biology and chemistry section. The main school recreation – the round courtyard – is decorated by the old mulberry tree with a spreading crown, that was saved during construction. The circle outline of the building is divided into sectors with classrooms and labs of different sizes and shapes. The complexity of the geometry of the roof-shell and the location of window openings made it possible to create a maximum number of classrooms even on the Northside of the building and to ensure the necessary insolation. The “School” are linked to the main building by the covered passage. It enables children to get into classrooms without going outside.