EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS IN SHUCHINSK - Kazakhstan
Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan announced
a bid for the construction of a military school campus in Shuchinsk,
in the beginning of 1996 and the contract type was design and
build. Fintraco Company participated the bid with our design and
became the successful bidder. The land was approximately 36 hectares,
in the eastern Shuchinsk and the construction was going to be
performed in two stages.
The main factors affecting the
design decisions were the tough climatic conditions of the region,
local norms of Kazakhstan and educational program of the client.
The region was at the north of Kazakhstan and the winter period
was very long and tough, for example the temperature can go down
to 40 degrees below zero and the depth of freezing soil can reach
to 3 meters. This has been affected the system of construction
and the configuration of the design. Besides due to the educational
program, the school was going to start education at the end of
the first stage, while the second stage construction is continuing.
So it has to be planned in a way that the construction must not
interrupt the education.
In the general layout, campus
buildings were located leaving a 150 meter decently landscaped
area infront of them, inorder to achieve a prestigious entrance
and provide a security distance from the main road. The program
of the campus was composed of 5 main sections and they were; student
complex, auxiliary buildings, warehouse zone, dwelling village
and outdoor sports area. Student complex buildings were designed
as pavillions, connected to each other by closed and heated passages,
providing the confort of reaching all the parts of the complex
with indoor conditions. The east-west arm of the student complex,
starts with the administration and continues in the order of social
facilities, infirmary, student dormitories and ends with the indoor
sports building, leaving an extension area for dormitories. North-south
arm is attached to the social facilities and composed of classrooms
and vehicle laboratories. Auxillary buildings such as fire station,
laundry, personnel dormitory, jail, petrol station, workshops
and warehouses are located at the south-west of student complex
and the horse stable is at the south part of the land with a menage
area infront if it.
Dwelling village is composed
of three residential groups each with 5 buildings, surrounding
an internal garden and two manager villas are located infront
of this layout. The shopping center is on the main road and located
in a way that can be reached from the residences and dormitories
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