School leisure zone by Svet Vmes

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This leisure space is a social area for students at the Ledina Grammar School in Ljubljana. It has been designed by architect firm Svet Vmes.

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 breaks, 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. 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.

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