Construction of a new three-grade elementary school with an all-day facility — Giselherstraße 55, 69502 Hemsbach, Germany — 4,125 m² — 01.2022 — Municipality of Hemsbach
A design for today's requirements
School life is changing; schools need more space to handle new all-day and inclusion programs, and self-determined forms of learning. The construction of a new home for the Hemsbach Hebelschule integrates these contemporary needs into the design – and replaces a building from the 1970s. Designed as a compact, two-storey structure, the primary school features a glass façade that looks out towards the schoolyard. The access areas have been upgraded into common areas meant to encourage socializing. At the heart of the structure is the foyer, whose light-flooded atrium and high quality of stay encourage pupils to identify with their school. Dining hall, gym and multifunctional rooms for open learning enhance the design. With their design, the architects succeeded in balancing ambitious space requirements with a need to keep costs down.