Saint Petersburg, Russia — 2012

Аthletic School

S.Oreshkin: “We have designed a Scandinavian-type school by using the simple forms and economy class materials. This is one of a few objects which has not been changed at all – our first drawn variant has been accepted.”

The laconic two-storey sports school building has a rectangular form which is interposed by the additional building volumes. On the school facades the architects have used entire glazing as well as horizontal glazing stripes which provided the building dynamics. The glass tree has been designed near the entrance. It would bear the inserted sports school champions’ names. As the interior fencing constructions of the building a sandwich-panel system has been used with profile sheets lining. The construction complex scheme is a metal frame with monolithic ceiling and girders.
Sosnovaya Polyana sq. 26, building 34, 35, 36, 36A, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Facts and Figures
Team of authors
  • Year of design
  • Land area
    2.34 Ha
  • Building area
    7 901 sq m
  • Total building area
    13 963 sq m
  • Structural volume
    113 900 cubic meters
  • The number of storeys of the building:
    3 floors
  • Aboveground part
    1st floor
  • Underground part
  • S. Oreshkin - project manager
  • R. Andreeva - chief architect of the project
  • A. Isaev - chief engineer of the project
  • O. Legkova, P. Kochnev, O. Safronova - architects