type:                         school extension building and school yard
place:                        Emmenthaler Str. 67, 13407 Berlin- Reinickendorf
client:                       Bezirksamt Reinickendorf, FB Gartenbau
architect:                  Huber und Staudt Architekten
processing:               Rüdiger Amend, Eike Richter, Ingo Dollek, Rike Kirstein, Katrin Jacob
phases:                     2-8
period:                     2009-2013
costs:                       388.000 EUR
area:                        5.500sqm
award:                     Tag der Architektur, 2015


Due to the construction of an extension building the outdoor areas of the Friedrich-Engels-Secondary-School had to be redesigned: The additional construction of the school canteen, of new classrooms and specialist rooms required a new integration into the campus that included an old Gründerzeit-style building and an annex from the 1970s. With the unsealing of the school yard and the creation of generous planting areas, the outdoor areas were modernized and the property´s characteristics as a site of education became visible. New bicycle stands were built, numerous areas for the 1,300 pupils to linger and sit in their off-time and new playground facilities were created. For the extension and the sealed coverings seepage surfaces were built. A central waste site was constructed, and the old building was connected to the new extension building with barrier-free access .