Architect firm Svet Vmes have designed School Landscape, an social area for students at the Ledina Grammar School in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Ledina is one of the oldest grammar schools in Ljubljana. It has operated for 144 years. The school plan has a characteristic “U” shape, with two main entrances that were once used as separate entrances – for boys and girls. Due to safety reasons only one is in use today, while the second one is closed and has no function.
The idea was to create a new “semi-public” school space for leisure activities of students during recess, before and after school. The enclosure is formed with wavy bands with different gradients of one material. With this element we broke the hard, uneven space and transformed it into a new, soft, single space.
As internet is indispensable in everyday life of pupils, the room has wireless internet, loudspeakers and a projector to ensure a more relaxed ambience. The place becomes a multi used school landscape where students can rest, socialize, watch movies, get information, listen to music, and organize lectures or performances by school DJs.
Design: Svet Vmes
Photography: Matevž Paternoster, Agencija Umer