A Lively Enviroment

architects Hemma Fasch & Jakob Fuchs / fasch&fuchs
project The special school for disabled children, Schwechat, Austria
written by Gabriele Kaiser


In general, Schwechat is not among the places that one has to visit. This small town, situated south-east of Vienna is known above all for its international airport (VIE) and for Austria’s largest refinery. Perhaps some people might know about its brewery and Schwechater beer. To more recent sights, Schwechat special primary school for pupils of specific needs could be included: a school building that does not draw attention only because of its architectural form, but also because of its prototype pedagogical concept.