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  7. Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg / Ackermann+Raff

Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg / Ackermann+Raff

  • 01:00 - 13 August, 2014
Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg / Ackermann+Raff
Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg  / Ackermann+Raff, © Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

© Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann + 21

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

Text description provided by the architects. The new urban district ‘Frankfurt-Riedberg’ is an important city expansion in the north of Frankfurt Main. In addition to a new University of Science, a bustling urban quarter is being developed for about 15.000 residents. In this neighbourhood the new school building for 1.350 pupils will be an important part of public infrastructure.

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

The brief was to create a pioneering school concept. The spatial demand for an open-school concept was realized with a cluster-shaped layout. Each year is organized in its own building with an open communication zone and a base for teachers.
The building ensemble carefully interweaves with the surrounding neighborhood.

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

Conceptually the central design idea is the checkerboard shaped composition and the exchange between internal and external space: 
buildings, courtyards and outdoor spaces are of equal value.

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

The façades are constructed mainly of bright brick masonry and prefabricated white concrete elements. Towards the residential area in the south, the school building appears with a columnade of white concrete.

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

The timber louvers in between the columns result from the idea of a usage neutral façade towards the residential area. In the courtyard areas, the columnade generates a threshold between public and private spaces. The character of the internal spaces is also created by solid materials such as exposed concrete, brickwork and oak.

© Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

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Cite: "Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg / Ackermann+Raff" 13 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/534706/grammar-school-frankfurt-riedberg-ackermann-raff/> ISSN 0719-8884