Pilot projects for the new public full-day school in Hamburg
With two pilot projects for schools, our studio is creating innovative learning environments for new full-day public schools in Hamburg. Our design of learning environments blurs the boundaries of formal and informal learning and offers spaces for supplementary activities for the arising needs of the longer school day.
For Stadtteilschule Ehestorfer Weg, the design concept reimagines the school’s vast breakroom into a multifunctional learning environment. The design stems from the school’s identity as a harbor – a place for students to arrive, take in new information, relax, re-navigate, and eventually ‘sail off’ and apply their acquired knowledge. Mirroring elements of the marina and its ships, the new environment offers differentiated learning areas and creates space to integrate new activities emerging from the full-day schooling.
At Stadtteilschule Niendorf, two new learning parcours enable smooth transitions between the various areas of the school. The Parcour for Activity draws its design inspiration from trees and focuses on connecting school facilities via external areas, while the Parcour for Exhibition runs through the school building similar to a river. The two parcours give variety to the full-day schooling by offering spaces to blow off steam in ropes courses or climbing gardens, find retreat and calmness in caves or get inspired by presentations ‘along the river’.
Both pilot projects are collaboration with the educational institution Behörde für Schule und Berufsbildung and will open in 2019.