Letovo school
Iternational competion for creation of architectural and urban planning concept for educational center Letovo
Location: Moscow, Ramenki district
Status: concept, the 1st place of competition, consortium with Atelier Pro (The Netherlands)
Year: 2021
Client: Contest operator CITYMAKERS.
Organizer of the contest LEVEL GROUP with the participation of Letovo School
Area: 34 600 sq.m.
Project team:
Head of consortium: Atelier Pro (space planning decisions)
Partners: Bella Filatova, Anna Rodionova, Alexandra Tchertkova, Anastasia Rychkova
Lead architect: Evgenia Sablina, Anna Mayorova
Architect: Diana Filipovitch
Master plan: Maria Mironenko
Visualisation: Alina Kurotina, Anna Manjarova
Lighting: Kulura Sveta
Lanscaping: Il Bosco
Expert support and science consulting: Laboratory of children education MGPU

Atelier PRO and Bureau Druzhba have teamed up to design a new Letovo educational center in Moscow.

From the Letovo school and the Level Group, we received an expressed request to create an innovation: to design a kindergarten and school space that could become a new precedent in Russia and in the world.

Why is such an innovation ripe in the education space? In the modern world, changes come very quickly, and the school and kindergarten territory should always remain relevant. Therefore, the key decision of our project is to give the maximum freedom of organization of space for the teacher and children!

The space should be as open and clean as possible. We interpret the courtyard of the school and kindergarten as a workshop of unpredictability. There, teachers and children will implement their ideas and express the identity of the school.

We express this idea in space with the help of four fundamental decisions - the "layers" of the concept:

1. Diverse landscape instead of stationary architectural forms.
2. Architectural forms adjacent to the ground floor façade or "inhabited façade" with classes, exhibition spaces, amphitheaters, etc.
3. Yard as a constructor used by children and teachers to play, create projects and build educational space
4. Space as a three-dimensional textbook - the building and the courtyard become an interactive museum moderated by educators