Smart school in Siberia

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The architects designed this school as a place for learning, offering space for playing, socialising, holding and experiencing events. The cross-functional project team including designers, psychologists and sociologists developed a new type of clever school which easily adapts to changes of the current day. A new compact shape of the school features non-conventional open layouts without rigid space allocation and typical subject classrooms. The main strength of this functional zoning is the absence of dead-end corridors and their reduced area. The roof acts as the fifth facade, opening fine views to all the sides of the school without the unsightly utilities. The main school entrance is a gate styled as an entry niche with piers on both sides welcoming visitors in. The interior design is based on the idea of openness and simplicity—all rooms are linked with transparent partitions. Large windows and the atrium glass ceiling let in a lot of light, even in the darkest months of the year.

Novosibirsk, Russia

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Brusnika, real estate developer founded in Tyumen, Siberia back in 2004. Being the company with a new vision on building process it has grown into one of the best region’s developers in Russia with offices in Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Surgut, Kurgan, Omsk and Moscow. Through collaboration with leading internationally recognized architects and designers, Brusnika constantly tests and integrates new solutions to improve its product and customer living experience.

Author of the project
Brusnika Design, SVESMI


Other participants
Client: Capital Construction Company, a national public establishment in the Novosibirsk region
Architecture: SVESMI
Consultancy: Umnaya Shkola (Smart School), the Centre for educational systems design
General construction plan: GeenInzhProekt
Interiors and layouts: Brusnika.Design
Landscape design: Novascape bureau
Photography: Dmitry Chebanenko

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