Modern and sustainable timber hybrid school
The district of Barnim assumed responsibility of the the ‘Oberschule am Rollberg’ site on August 1st 2020 with the intention of developing and building a new primary and secondary school to gradually replace the existing buildings.
The design by DGI Bauwerk and GINA Barcelona Architects aims to provide a new arrangement of buildings and external spaces that respect the local conditions and qualities of the site.
The jury commented that ‘The successful positioning of the three-wing form allows the design to fit perfectly and harmoniously into its context… An atmospheric, landscaped foyer area is generated between the three houses/volumes on the ground floor and includes soft edged rooms. The tension between the soft internal and external landscape elements and the rectilinear character of the three houses is deemed very attractive. The design responds appropriately and interestingly to the heterogeneous context, the challenging landscape and the demanding functional requirements of the school. The proposal offers the greatest potential to realise the desired concept for the spaces of the primary and school.’