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Toronto’s Office Ou win international competition to design Prague school

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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Congratulations to Waterloo Architecture graduates Uros Novakovic, Sophia Szagala & Sebastian Bartnicki, and Nicolas Koff from Office Ou.

Office Ou has been selected as the winner of an international competition to design a new public school in the historic Smíchov district of Prague. Organized by the Centre for Central European Architecture (CCEA MOBA) on behalf of the City of Prague, the competition drew 66 entries from around the world.

The international competition was evaluated by a jury composed of Czech, German, and Dutch architects, as well as representatives from the City of Prague. The jury celebrated the winning design’s inventive circulation and simple layout:

The jury appreciates the optimally designed orientation of the building, the clean and simple organization of the layout and construction, the connection with the surrounding public space, as well as with the school grounds. This proposal is the best scheme of circulation and orientation for pupils, teachers and the public in the building. It cleverly combines clusters, corridors and open spaces.

 

View the winning project, Škola Smíchov

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