The Waldorf School Berlin Mitte resides in the protected complex of the former primary School Weinmeistersteraße. On the Northern side of the building, the school intends to erect a new building for after-school care and cafeteria. The SPAR*K design both reflects the rational grid façade of the existing building and distinguishes itself from it. Thereby the special use of the building, in relation to the existing complex and the daily routine of the children is emphasized. The overall appearance of the building resembles sediment layer, irregularly stacked and in earthy, natural colors, equal to the process and evolution in life. Naturally, window openings follow the contour of the building, placed into areas where the inner function suggests a window, large window openings are planned in the cafeteria area, which also functions as an interface between the school and the public. Split levels allow an efficient organization and create individual spatial arrangements. As an extension of the interior spaces for the elder children, a rooftop terrace can be used by elder children as an outdoor play area.
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|Status||Competition, 2nd price|