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Saldus Music and Art School // MADE arhitekti

Saldus, Latvia

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Photography by Ansis StarksThe building of Music and Art school comprises two schools working separately until now. Theclassrooms are placed on perimeter, while practicing halls and libraries in the middle of thebuilding. Light courtyards are the result of the compact plan, providing a lot of daylight andreflected light in the middle of the school, and at the same time being the space for both schools tointeract.

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

Green colour in interior marks the Music school, while the blue is for the Art school.Large thermal inertia of the building and integrated floor heating delivers even temperature regime.Facade, consisting of massive timber panels, covered with profile glass, is a part of energy efficientnatural ventilation system, preheating inlet air during winter.

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

Massive wood wall with lime plasteraccumulates humidity, providing the good climate for people as well as for musical instrumentsinside the classrooms. Building structure and materials work as passive environmental control at thesame time exhibiting it’s functionality. Inner concrete walls and through the glass visible outsidemassive wood wall exhibit their natural origin, which we find as an important issue especially at theinstitutions of education.

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

There is no single painted surface on a facade of school building, everymaterial share its natural colour and texture..

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

© MADE arhitekti

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