2700 Wiener Neustadt
GMMK , Gert M. MAYR-KEBER ZT-GmbH. Wettbewerb Gymnasium Wr.Neustadt  1985

The watercourses existing in the topography determined, together with the existing roads, the basic layout of the building orientation. As building on the urban periphery to the green belt, the boundary situation created here is additionally documented by an artificial body of water, a newly-constructed canal link.

The circular, welcoming administrative wing with its distinctive portal unites the slightly staggered building. The administrative wing, which is outwardly curved, becomes a centering, receiving interior space and includes the entrance hall, in which a sunken seating area with transom windows forms a pavilion-like centre of the circle.

The staircases, which are directly related to the functional access route of the pupils through the cloakroom, are integrated in the two-storeyed recreation hall as spatially plastic elements. A partial transparency is achieved by a number of ceiling openings and open connections to other areas, which also make the access routes to spatial experiences.