PROJECT: CONSTRUCTION OF THE 9 YEARS SCHOOL “MISTO MAME”
- PLACE:"DIBRA" STREET, IN TIRANA
The existing building is in very bad conditions and it is too small for the afflux of the students that learn there. The school has no heat, no good insulation, single glass windows, small number of bathrooms, no recreation areas, no library and no multifunctional hall. For all these reasons we had the task to present a new 9 year school building of 1000 students. The total area of the construction is 3217 meter square. The design was part of a bidding procedure for the construction of 3 schools, organized by the Municipality of Tirana and financed by European Council. Our concept designs made possible for us to win the first prize in this competition. The main entrance of the school is placed in the north-east part of the territory. The classrooms are faced in the south-west, north-west and south-east directions. The school is organized in four floors. It is conceived in a way that everyday classes are established in the south-west exposure. The laboratories are located in the north-west, north-easterly directions. The ground floor consists of: 4 standard classrooms, 2 laboratories, administration office, toiletries, the gymnasium and its facilities. The other floors are organized by standard classrooms, laboratories, administration office, school library, internet access area and toiletries. At the third floor there is the multifunctional hall. The school has two main stairs cases and a third emergency stair case of metal construction. The exterior of the school has an interesting combination of volumes, colors and materials such as tiles covering and plaster. Because of the vivid temper of the children , we propose that the colors of the facades should be powerful and expressive, which reflects very well their way of being.