The new 'Turgut Ozal' school complex combines three existing school buildings in the city of Durres in Albania for a total of more than 900 pupils. based upon an initial layout that organized the three school levels (primary, middle school and high school) in three volumes with a base on first and second floor to suit the common functions of the school: sportshall, auditorium, cinema, library, restaurants and administration, gfra worked out the internal organization, conceptually and technically materialized the school and were responsible for final and detailed design.
As the complex is very large (over 12000 m2) and counts five floors, starting point was externally to bring the massive school volume down to the scale of children. A particularily bright and clear concept was chosen for the interior design of the building. Everywhere clear choices of colours and materials emphasize the functions and character of each space. Light is essential to enhance this atmosphere, natural light where possible, otherwise hidden artificial light to emulate natural sunlight.
The design participated in the 7th biennale of young Greek architects in 2012