Four Primary Schools in Modular Design

The barrel vaulting we selected for our design staves off the threat of monotony and anonymity by creating spaces with a distinctive character that not only conveys a sense of security but is also highly memorable. We view this special spatial quality, which the pupils and teachers can experience through the senses, as the antithesis of the stereotypical product of modular construction.


The educational concept of the learning house (“Munich Learning House”) is the starting point for developing an intelligent and constructively well-engineered learning house module that consists of four classrooms, two interconnected rooms for all-day care, and a workroom for teaching and childcare staff that are all grouped around a central communal space. The peripheral access galleries give all the rooms a direct exit to the outside, which affords unrestricted use of the entire learning house in compliance with fire safety regulations.

Two of the four primary schools with all-day care are located on former military sites on Ruth-Drexel-Straße in Oberföhring and Bauhausplatz in Schwabing, and the other two are in the Freiham development area: in Gustl-Bayrhammer-Straße and in Aubinger Allee.


10 2013 / 1st Prize

Start of planning
08 2014

09 2017

Landeshauptstadt München, Referat für Bildung und Sport, München

Aubinger Allee 152, 81243 München
Gustl-Bayrhammer-Straße 21, 81249 München
Bauhausplatz 9, 80807 München
Ruth-Drexel-Straße 27, 80807 München


  • DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2019 (shortlisted)
  • best architects 20
  • Architizer A+ Awards 2019 Finalist
  • dezeen awards 2019 longlisted
  • Architekturpreis Beton 2020 (honourable mention)
  • AIT Award (honourable mention)
  • BDA Regionalpreis Über Oberbayern (honourable mention)

Construction costs
appr. 103.2 Mio. Euros

Service phases

Competition team
Berit Jennrich, Miriam Baehrens, Yeon Yung Choi, Josépha Roussel

Planning team
Jan-Michael Kallfaß (Overall project manager), Johannes Reinhard (assistant project manager), Miriam Baehrens (PL), Carla Lopez (PL), Hilal Yilmaz (PL), Elif Yuecel, Annika Wisotzky (PL), Mario Arca, Isabelle Doll (PL)

Construction management 
Architekturbüro Leinhäupl + Neuber GmbH, Landshut
köhler architekten + beratende ingenieure gmbh, Gauting

Structure planning
Ingenieurbüro Dr. Lammel, Lerch und Partner, Regensburg

HVS planning
Bummer Hof Planungs GmbH, Bad Krötzing
Ingenieurbüro Hausladen, Kirchheim

Electrical planning
Ingenieurbüro Knab, München

Building physics
Müller BBM GmbH, Planegg

Landscape design
Planstatt Senner, München

© Brigida González