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Gjergji Dushniku, Rezart Struga, Lorin Cekrezi, Klaudjo Cari

Studioarch4

http://www.studioarch4.com

rr. Besim Imami, 34, Tirana, Albania
Studioarch4 is a design studio located in Tirana, Albania, focused in innovation, research and design in the fields of Architecture and Urban Design. Studioarch4 was founded in 2011 by a young group of architects. We are highly dedicated and our aim is to contribute in a better build environment. We see architecture as a tool that improves the everyday life in terms of social behaviour, economic income and cultural impact.

Schools as community centres and public spaces


Neighbourhood Schools

Schools as community centres and public spaces


Neighbourhood Schools
The initiative promotes the idea of an open access school dedicated both to the students and the rest of the community, where both processes complement and develop one another in symbioses, enriching architecture and change schools and neighbourhoods for the better.
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

School grounds have been divided within 3 categories based on security and privacy:
A. Spaces allocated for teaching functions include classrooms, laboratories, staff rooms and other. These areas can only be used by the school’s staff and the students enrolled in the school.
B. Spaces serving both the school and the community include gymnasiums, auditoriums, concert halls, gallery spaces, meeting rooms, library or inner courtyards and other multipurpose classrooms.
C. Spaces dedicated to the community are those that can always be accessed by the community even during teaching hours.
Implementing this framework in the reconstruction of existing schools will further enrich architecture and change schools for the better. In addition, communities can benefit from more social activities that address all ages. As such, giving schools a 24 hour open access can deeply benefit society a whole.
This concept has been applied at Servete Maci School which the images are related.


inner courtyard

gym

auditorium

library

Schools as community centres and public spaces


Neighbourhood Schools

Schools as community centres and public spaces


Neighbourhood Schools
The initiative promotes the idea of an open access school dedicated both to the students and the rest of the community, where both processes complement and develop one another in symbioses, enriching architecture and change schools and neighbourhoods for the better.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

School grounds have been divided within 3 categories based on security and privacy:
A. Spaces allocated for teaching functions include classrooms, laboratories, staff rooms and other. These areas can only be used by the school’s staff and the students enrolled in the school.
B. Spaces serving both the school and the community include gymnasiums, auditoriums, concert halls, gallery spaces, meeting rooms, library or inner courtyards and other multipurpose classrooms.
C. Spaces dedicated to the community are those that can always be accessed by the community even during teaching hours.
Implementing this framework in the reconstruction of existing schools will further enrich architecture and change schools for the better. In addition, communities can benefit from more social activities that address all ages. As such, giving schools a 24 hour open access can deeply benefit society a whole.
This concept has been applied at Servete Maci School which the images are related.


inner courtyard

gym

auditorium

library


Idea by

Gjergji Dushniku, Rezart Struga, Lorin Cekrezi, Klaudjo Cari
Studioarch4
rr. Besim Imami, 34
Tirana
Albania
Studioarch4 is a design studio located in Tirana, Albania, focused in innovation, research and design in the fields of Architecture and Urban Design. Studioarch4 was founded in 2011 by a young group of architects. We are highly dedicated and our aim is to contribute in a better build environment. We see architecture as a tool that improves the everyday life in terms of social behaviour, economic income and cultural impact.