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The City of Greven (Münsterland) is located in a region with a great tradition in brick construction. Also the main building of the Augustinianum from the 1960s has a striking exposed brickwork and so it seemed sensible to design the new construction with a brick façade. The selected waterstruck brick with its loamy, brown-grey colour is burnt only a few kilometers away. Its colours merge watercolour-like into one another, whereby the darker heads put distinctive accents on the façade built up in a wild pattern. The compact, two-story construction is positioned perpendicular to the adjacent Lindenstraße, accompanying the footpath to the schoolyard. Three volumetric interventions create a striking silhouette along the street. A spacious canopy marks the entrance while reduced and precisely positioned window openings give sculptural strength to the small house. The façade of dark waterstruck brick, the dark green textile of the sun shading and the wood/aluminium windows impart a significant and robust character. On the street side of the ground floor a display window stimulates interaction between scientific learning at school and passersby. View more View full description
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