The primary impetus behind this bold project was the dialogue between Crete’s outdoor architectural traditions and bioclimatic standards of design. Three ‘incisions’ in the landscape provide the empty spaces which constitute the yards of each unit: the kindergarten, primary school and secondary school. Offering a protected outdoor space for each separate age group, these function as the central cores around which are situated the classrooms.
On the complex’s higher levels smaller open spaces can be found, where the structural grid provides areas which can function as spacious outdoor classrooms. The planted terraces follow the natural slope of the landscape featuring animated panels which form a variable facade.