Crikvenica’s “Old School” is a building with a completed classicist expression. With the introduction of the new function, its quality membrane is retained, and only the external typography can indicate the future content that this building will house.
The planned functions differ from the original function of the school in the level of publicity of the new contents. The building is opening to a large number of permanent and occasional users and thus there is a greater need for public participation.
An internal square is formed inside the building, a common space from which the new functions of the building can be easily seen. The lobby / square becomes a meeting place for various users of the space, from school children to city leaders. The “square” opens towards the wooden “vault” of the building, revealing the structure of its floors and the construction of the roof. The walls are stripped showing historical brick bindings and become the backdrop for occasional exhibitions. On the “Square” you can have a coffee break, organize the presentation of a new book or organize a small celebration.
The facilities located on the upper floors are accentuated by placing two arms of the staircase in the air space of the entrance area from which speeches can be given or just to observe the events on the “Square”.