Primary School and Sports Hall in Cologne

1st prize in competition 2012 - planning in progress

1st prize in competition 2012

In the development area “Suerther Feld”, the city of Cologne is planning to built a primary school with gymnasium, with an option for further expansion: The school building should be expandable from 480 to 600 pupils, and the gymnasium from 2 to 3 partitions. Our competition entry convinced the jury because of its clear organization into clusters which develop along a central axis with an inviting staircase to the upper level. The central cafeteria and the “forum” mark the heart of the school. The individual clusters are organized around a multi-functional open learning space which receives plenty of daylight from inner courtyards. The building composition creates a front court along the central axis and two different schoolyards which are protected from the traffic noise by earth mounds. The school complex is completed by the barrier-free gymnasium in the west.

Client Gebäudewirtschaft der Stadt Köln // Project Management Harald Konsek // Team Zsuzsa Demeter, Jie Xing // Landscape Architecture Köber Landschaftsarchitektur, Stuttgart