The area around Planiavägen and Sickla School finds itself today in a very expansive phase within the framework of the approaching underground extension and Nacka’s upcoming densification plans. The school area is of historical importance and is counted as one of Nacka’s most prominent examples of construction during the welfare state era. With this in mind, Marge presented architects working for Nacka municipality with a proposal for the redevelopment and extension of building B of Sickla School.
The present building B is a traditional school building constructed according to the principle of a one-sided corridor with adjoining rooms in a row, where nearly all the walls are load-bearing. In its present form, it is difficult to satisfy modern school requirements for maximum usable floor space and flexibility. By adding a building structure right next to the existing one, conditions are created to use floor space more effectively, as well as creating new functions. The adjacent extension runs along what is today the corridor area and does not therefore compromise existing light conditions in rooms used for teaching.
The area’s historical value means that it is very important to articulate the character of what is original from what is new. The extension uses materials and proportions from the original building while masonry and finer details are of a contemporary nature in order to clearly distinguish the original from the additional. This makes it possible to extend Sickla School in a way that fully respects the original building.