AHS Otto-Preminger-Straße

New school building

The focus of the planning was on a varied and differentiated design of the school. This should be achieved through a needs-based selection of different learning and leisure settings, thus offering valuable potential for learning and leisure activities.


1030 Vienna, Austria








Competition entry

Rooftop sports area

The elevated sports and recreation area on the roof connects the three teaching wings. It combines multi-use sports and recreational areas as well as learning islands and shaded areas that can be used by the students as places of retreat and relaxation. Thanks to the special location, there is a great view of the city from up there.


Education and development need space. Recreation, movement and interactive learning must always be part of the spatial concept.


Flowing connections

The interior of the plinth zone becomes a lively and animated access and recreation area. Flowing transitions between the auditorium, the lunchtime catering area, the library and the outdoor areas make it possible to connect the plinth zone with each other on different levels.

Horizontal ribbons

The use of sustainable materials forms the basis of the ecological construction method. Strong colour accents are used on the facades and the roofscape. These make the building appear elegant as well as natural and lively. Depending on the viewing location, a changing colour appearance is created. The differentiated facade, sometimes with balconies, sometimes without, is always integrated into the overarching system of horizontal bands.

Recreational areas

Green areas on the roof and balconies accessible from the classes serve as break and recreation areas. The classrooms themselves are arranged around open spaces. These offer the opportunity for interactive learning and a change of location.