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Moscow Economic School
Moscow, Russia
2008

The Moscow Economic School designs take into account a connection with one’s surroundings, incorporating both the natural environment and constructed landscapes into a functional educational domain for students. The school consists of a nursery school, primary school, middle school, senior high school and universal multipurpose spaces.

The emphasis is on the indoor/outdoor spaces, in-between circulation network, indoor environment, landscapes and study centers. With these bases in mind, two distinctly different but related strategies are proposed.

The landscape onto which the campus is constructed is the enclosure and space-defining element for the school. The leftover spaces of the typical campus are given educational purposes, and then woven into the building itself, blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor educational space. Each space fosters a balance in the development of personality, academic excellence and a sense of community.