A sloping plot with an elongated dimension near the center of Chýně. Significant residential development is expected in its surroundings. It is bordered on the eastern side by a long private plot, which is difficult to develop due to its width. One day this land could be bought by the municipality and turned into a park adjacent to the hill with a view – the revitalized site of the Chrášt’an landfill.
The new school could stand alone in a field on the edge of the settlement for an extended period of time and over time become part of the built fabric of the village – the proposal can manage both locations and offer a legible public space.
The two proposed courtyards, public and private, correspond to the two basic masses of the house. The northern part with classrooms and the main living space, the southern part for sports, an auditorium, and with the necessary facilities.
The building has three floors, and its height layout takes advantage of the slope of the site. The ground can be accessed not only from the ground floor but also from the first floor, which is connected to the sports area. On the third floor, outdoor classrooms are designed – each floor has direct access to the outdoors. The roof contains a living area and gardens for growing.
The school can be operationally divided into two basic modes. The morning teaching mode uses the full capacity of the building and is generally accessible. Afternoon leisure mode where only part of the building is open to the public with clubs, library, sports, and possibly culture in the auditorium.
The sports complex contains several playing fields. An athletics oval with an integrated football pitch, with facilities on its eastern side, an athletics tunnel, and a refreshment area. The spectator area is on the bench level of the oval and on the roof of the facilities, where there is also a bench for spectators. The second court is between the school and the oval and contains a training fence. The pitch can also be used during breaks.
The school campus has two basic height levels in a sloping plot. The level of the first above-ground floor of the school with both courtyards and the second level of the sports complex is one floor higher.
The entrance courtyard is a space for schoolchildren, visitors of interest programs, and for the public. In the area of the yard, “rolling” podiums for teenagers, sports surfaces for small schoolchildren, and several trees, and swings, perhaps for everyone, are designed.
The second courtyard contains dining tables that expand the capacity of the dining room. It also offers space for play during a long break and free moments between afternoon activities. There are climbing frames, soft surfaces for jumping and running, a basketball hoop, and climbing bars. It is possible to enter the inner courtyard from the school hall, from the dining room, and from the practice kitchen. A roof awning at the facade and nests with several mature trees prevent the “heat island” effect.