Evolution Design was commissioned by the Inter-Community School Zurich to redesign the main entrance hall to the Diploma Studies Centre, by turning a nondescript circulation route into an exciting collaboration and study space.
The new design forms a fresh and individual space that reflects ICS’s culture and values, and gives their staff and students a strong sense of belonging.
Three pods are built into the wall at the far end of the entry hall, creating spaces where students can study or relax. The lower pods are equipped with whiteboards, allowing students to write and sketch freely onto the walls and tables of the pods. The portable poufs and beanbags allow students to shape the space according to their individual needs. Additionally, one entrance wall was painted as a blackboard for creative art sessions to take place – eventually the wall will be turned into an individual piece of art. Funky graphics – including the mission statements of the school – are placed along the walls, creating an inspiring homely feeling and a strong sense of engagement.
The newly fitted entrance hall is a great example of how an underused circulation route can be transformed into an inspiring and empowering space for students to study and relax.