North vocational training center in Darmstadt, ongoing

The vocational training center with its distinctive shed roofs is located on a huge, flat cultivated field that extends over an area of around 100 x 100 metres. The merging of the schools on the existing, dense construction site also corresponds to the content: The existing structure is taken up and reinterpreted, the development principle is reversed.

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The new entrance is located on the east side and faces the green area. There, together with the new canteen building, a new entrance square is created, which merges into the green space.

The three independent vocational schools of the Schulzentrum Nord – the Heinrich-Emanuel-Merck-Schule (built 1985), the Martin-Behaim-Schule (built 1978) and the Friedrich-List-Schule (built 1983) – are to be merged into one organisational unit. For this purpose, the existing borders in the main development axis will be abolished, the magistral will be strengthened and a connection between the three buildings will be developed.

In addition, the organisation of rooms according to functional areas and not according to individual vocational schools enables a stronger unity of the school centre. In order to meet the requirements of contemporary teaching, the spatial structure will be comprehensively restructured and a range of different learning areas, such as learning landscapes, will be created.

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Competition with subsequent VOF procedure
06 2016 / 1st prize

Start of planning
09 2016

Completion
expected 2021

Client
Eigenbetrieb Immobilienmanagement der Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt (IDA)

Service phases
1-9