The task for this competition required the organisation of four new schools - a primary school, a junior high school, a secondary school and a special needs school - in a sports campus with sports halls, sports fields, swimming pool and club house.
Our project is based on the concept of the “Munich School Campus Concept”. This creates the framework for all-day learning and playing. The teaching spaces are divided into manageable units, creating ‘small schools’ within the school organisation. The four schools are positioned in the four corners of the block, releasing the central void to become a green heart that is assessable to the schools and to the public at selected times. Balconies not only function as escape routes, but also offer the opportunity to extend learning to the outside. Depending on orientation and location, the balconies can also integrate translucent soundproof glazing and/or solar shading.
The school becomes a place with very differentiated spaces and programme offerings. Uses such as the refectory or the assembly hall will have a communal and public character. The school becomes a space not for only for studying but for learning through play in the community, accommodating opposites such as work and leisure; tension and relaxation; movement and rest. The close connections between city, school, leisure and nature promotes ’togetherness’ in the Freiham community.