The arrangement of rooms in the main wing of the school shows how Max Bill translated the teaching concept into architectural form. Practical design was the main focus of the curriculum, taking place in the generously proportioned workshops. These rooms were interconnected and open, following the idea of a huge interdisciplinary work environment. On the top story, a hall containing the plaster, wood, and plastics workshops dominated one side; the typography and photography workshops were on the other. The departments of Industrial Design, Visual Communication, and Building were also at the top. The Foundation Course, with the departments of Information and Film, were situated one story below this.