School Extension of
   Siegerland Grammar School,
   Berlin

Gross Floor Area: 2.150 m²
Gross Volume 6.870 m³
Project Period: 2006 - 2007

The IZBB program* supports financially the district in its conversion from half-day schooling to full-day schooling. For such system change spatial expansion and restructuring of the existing buildings are necessary. Therefore, additional classrooms for special school subjects, food supply rooms and all-day attendance rooms are needed.

The expansion of the Siegerland Grammar School in the local area Falkenhagener Feld holds two new buildings: a canteen building and an expansion for the schools administration section by an administration wing. The architectural concept of FISSLER ERNST ARCHITEKTEN excels through a careful handling of the existing building ensemble concerning the city development. A soft selection of colors and materials define the positive, new look of the grammar school.

The new built and designed expansions form the spatial basis for an integration of schooling, education and maintenance. Such intergration is need at the Siegerland Grammar School, because manifold social problems exist in the local area of Falkenhagener Feld resulting partially because 60% of the schools pupils have social backgrounds in other countries than Germany.

*IZBB (Zukunft Bildung und Betreuung) is a capital investment program of the Federal Republic of Germany and a federal measure to support the Federal State in building up and expanding all-day schooling in Germany. Compared to other countries, the school system in Germany consists almost exclusively of half-day schools.