53 – Axion School Complex

53 – Axion School Complex

Project details

Axion School Complex

In the middle of a fertile horizontal plane of agricultural properties, the school stands with a distinctive presence in the environment, by creating an urban fragment, a tight, whole new community. Project consists of seven different buildings including, High School, Primary School, Kindergarten, Main Library, Auditorium, Administration, Laboratories. Most of them are placed around an urban hardscaped square that acts as a unifying element for all surmounting buildings. The Plaza also provides the necessary breathing void, inside building masses. Its architecture reflects the philosophy of a kind of education where an open and friendly built and natural environment acts itself as an educational tool, influencing them positively every day. Its design clarity is motivated by that goal creating a serene, simple and recognizable context that embodies essential architectural elements, in balance. Simple bioclimatic principles have been applied from the very first design decisions. All schools have their own separate south classrooms, south, west and east planted yards and natural ventilation. Two – storey buildings on the north side protect all south outdoor spaces from local harsh winds. Terraces can accommodate over 3000 m2 of photovoltaic panels as a part of a planned investment in the future


Program: High school, elementary, kindergarten, auditorium, restaurant, library, administration, laboratories, landscape.
Location: Xanthi-Avdira national road, Xanthi
Year: 2005-2008
Status: Design development, supervision, completed
Size: 5200 m2
Capacity: 450 students