European School

European School

2011

Location

Strasbourg, France

Client

Ville de Strasbourg

Typology

School

Size

10.200 m² (building)
19.617 m² (site)

Status

Competition

Partnerships

UNStudio (design architect), Antonelli-Herry Architectes, ARUP, OTE Ingénierie, Otélio (groupe OTE), Euro Sound Project, Linder Paysage

The design for the European School envisages a unique typology by means of integrating three levels of schooling into one building. The schools are brought together around a main central square, referencing other European institutes in Strasbourg.

The interpersonal contact between the students is an important factor in the design. This contributes to inspiring the children and encouraging them to learn by moving. Each school level is organized around a patio which is placed on different levels. This important focal point characterizes the design of the European School. It creates a safe and homely environment in which the students can develop and grow. 

The objective to stimulate the students has been extended to the surrounding area and the landscape design. The series of inner patios form part of a green corridor where the students can interact. Their senses are stimulated in a safe and natural environment. As a way of connecting this natural corridor with the European School natural building materials are used.