1st prize, Secondary practical school, Salzburg University of Education

The project by alexa zahn architekten emerged as the convincing winner of an international open competition for the expansion and refurbishment of the secondary practical school of the Salzburg University of Education.

Planning began in April 2023 and construction is set to begin in summer 2025.

The competition jury noted the following:

“The existing structure of the school is given a new spatial dynamic through a simple and reduced intervention while respecting the high qualities of the existing architecture….

…the proposed cluster concept takes up the qualities of the existing architecture in the best possible way.”

New open space was created on both levels of the clusters: One is provided on the roof of the school hall for the two lower clusters and the two clusters on the 2nd floor will have a roof terrace.

Illustrations: alexa zahn architects