EXTENSION of the MARIA-SIBYLLA-MERIAN-PRIMARY SCHOOL FUHRBERG
type: non open architecture competition
place: An der Schule 12, 30938 Burgwedel
organizer: Stadt Burgwedel, the Mayor
architect: LA.BAR Landscape Architects with Renner Architects
assistants: Kristian Ritzmann, Maria Möser
ranking: 3. place
The open spaces of the extended Maria Sibylla Merian Primary School are divided into four areas: the existing tree-lined schoolyard with teacher parking in the south, the new bicycle stands for 110 bicycles in the west and the “patio garden” formed by the new building, which invites you to relax calmly and can be used as a green classroom. Finally, the nature play field in the north forms the new center of the school. Here you will find familiar play elements such as the watercourse, the sand landscape and a tunnel formed by young willow trees. They are supplemented with new elements, such as climbing tree trunks and balacaning bars. The play area is lowered by 30 centimeters, so that the circumferential edge allows seating. Via a ramp, children with restricted mobility have also access to the pitch. In the adjoining climbing forest to the west, the climbing spider finds a new home. Between the new main entrance and the play area, a generous paved forecourt with a plant bed and comfortable seating is built. In memory of the beginning of Merian's research activities, mulberry trees (Morus alba) are planted, which were traditionally used in caterpillar breeding. A wooden deck with various seating options formulates the northern end of the pitch and the transition to the existing football pitch. Between the extension building and the gym, the school garden and the insect hotel are planned.