School by Christian Kerez
Glass box with stair rooms
When the entry space to a school reminds you of a poor modern art gallery, you will be hard convinced about the the rest of the school. This building is a reasonably made glass and aluminium box with non horisontal columns. Despite the cliché minimalism the two staircase rooms save the building from total lack of interest. These two stairs form solid concrete rooms within the office like platform building. One of the stairs is a long, straight climbing room and the other a square room with cascading stairs. They are both diffusely lit from above and the installation like space does not prevent the kids from gathering there on breaks.