ZIRKUSGASSE HIGH SCHOOL
The listed school building is brought back to life through subtle but precise interventions. The outside courtyard is transformed into a multi-storey communicative atrium space with a glass roof. Several balconies are added into the void space as new recreation areas. The once-gloomy ground floor has been turned into a light-flooded entrance hall, forming the new beating heart of the building.
The essential measures of this process of conversion and construction consist of: a reawakening of the spirit of the original building; attic conversion of the auditorium wing; the development of a subterranean sports hall; a new two-storey extension building; and the creation of an attractive outside space.
Status: in progress 2018-2021
1st prize competition entry
Programme: Renovation and extension of a high school, cafeteria, gym
Floor area: 11.000m²
Location: Zirkusgasse, 1020 Vienna
BIG Bundesimmobilliengesellschaft m.b.H
General planner, Architecture
SHIBUKAWA EDER ARCHITECTS ZT GmbH
F+P ARCHITEKTEN ZT GMBH
RWT plus ZT GmbH
TECHNICAL BUILDING ENGINEERING
Caroline Heidlauf, Matthias Kraßnitzer,
Elena Armbruster, Chisato Sasada