NEW COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
The new building for the dual-track integrated comprehensive school was designed to provide a new home for the first two classes. An extension for further classes is planned for the near future. The concept needed to be implemented quickly and flexibly for the school year 2016/2017 The new building was therefore developed with a rnodular design. Two linear parallel forms are staggered and connected by a long central corridor. This shift infuses the corridors with natural light and establish a connection to the outside area. The two entrances to the building are also located here. The staggered arrangement also allows for the future extension to be added on one side.
In addition to the classrooms, the corridors serve as places of encounter for the pupils, and offer different views of the surroundings. Two stairways provide vertical access to the building. The stairways and corridors are highlighted in different colors, which also provides orientation in the building.
All of the classroorns and specialized roorns open up to the outdoor surroundings through large facade windows. This rnaximizes the amount of natural light and gives children a generous and open connection to the surrounding outdoor area. The windows also provide natural ventilation. The facade cladding continues in front of these ventilation elements with openings as a subtle indication of the ventilation function. The outer walls are clad in raw Douglas fir boards, characterizing the new school building as an independent structure bridging the nearby green corridor and the new residential district. The window and door frames are made of wood profiles. All of the classroorns and specialized rooms have external sun shading; the corridors are also outfitted with blinds. The building modules are self-supporting constructions with spans of up to seven meters; a single classroorn consists of three elernents.
Photos Thomas Mayer
footprint: 820 m²
height: 9,5 m
floor area: 2,460 m²
floors: 3 storeys