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  7. School and Community Center “B³ Gadamerplatz” / Datscha Architekten

School and Community Center “B³ Gadamerplatz” / Datscha Architekten

  • 02:00 - 21 January, 2018
School and Community Center “B³ Gadamerplatz” / Datscha Architekten
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© Stephan Baumann

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Galileistraße 25, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
  • Lead Architect

    Peter Donn
  • Team

    Simone Knapek, Adrian Leitoiu, Levin Koch, Stefan Storz, Dilara Orujzade, Laura Fabijanic, Diana Keppler, Sabine Kugler
  • Area

    9876.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

© Stephan Baumann
© Stephan Baumann

“B³ Gadamerplatz” school and community centre is located in the new urban district of Bahnstadt in Heidelberg, Germany. The “3-in-1” building consists of a primary school with sports facilities, a kindergarten and a community centre. The goal of the project is to provide an educational and cultural space for all age groups and to allow collaboration and interaction between them.

© Stephan Baumann
© Stephan Baumann
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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© Stephan Baumann

The building complex offers a cross-shaped inner courtyard, which is divided into a kindergarten and a primary school part. The latter is open to the public outside of school hours and then serves as a playground. The three usage components of the complex are situated in independent buildings, which are linked by colonnade-like connecting structures that provide additional recreational space and a good outlook to the nearby urban environment.

© Stephan Baumann
© Stephan Baumann

The school component is designed for up to 12 classes and grouped around a 3-storey high atrium with grandstand stages for assemblies. The all-day school also provides a cafeteria and a students’ library. The kindergarten/creche component offers 60 all-day places. The community centre component includes social club facilities and a public café on its ground floor, whereas on its first floor it offers an event hall with stage, backstage and kitchen facilities.

© Stephan Baumann
© Stephan Baumann

The building is erected according to energy efficient Passive House standards. Its structure is mainly made of reinforced concrete. The facades are covered with a brickwork shell, using different-coloured bricklayers. Windows are framed by bright precast concrete elements. The interior is dominated by white-plastered and exposed concrete walls, terrazzo and different-coloured linoleum floors, as well as pinewood furniture surfaces.

© Stephan Baumann
© Stephan Baumann
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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "School and Community Center “B³ Gadamerplatz” / Datscha Architekten" 21 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/887301/school-and-community-center-b3-gadamerplatz-datscha-architekten/> ISSN 0719-8884