Wooden construction

The three new buildings on the grounds of the Freie Waldorfschule Mitte arrange
the open spaces and pathways in the block and give the campus a new face to the outside.
The new building of the teachers’ seminar with daycare center is a two- to
five-story building with clinker brick facades and connects to the neighboring building on
Gormannstrasse. In relation to the existing building, the new building forms a town square
and the entrée of the school complex.
The four-story school extension creates a cautious connection to the existing building in Steinstraße.The new building provides barrier-free access to the new building.
With its two wings, the two-story new after-school care building faces the rest of the buildings and thus forms an intimate but central “village square” within the schoolyard.
Wooden facades in the courtyard create a natural and village-like atmosphere.
In contrast to the urban character of the entrance plaza on Gormannstraße
the schoolyard offers a green oasis in the middle of the city.
The school extension and the teachers’ seminar building are designed as a timber hybrid construction and the after-school care building as a pure timber construction.

Location: Berlin Mitte, Gormannstraße
Client: Association Freie Waldorfschule Berlin Mitte e.V.
Planning time: 2019
Service: Competition participation