Primary School on Fürholzer Weg in Neufahrn

The primary school is located in the heart of Neufahrn bei Freising, in close proximity to the market square. Its urban context is characterized by fairly small-scale and low-density construction with a small-town atmosphere. By dividing the program into two separate buildings, the new facility responds to the existing structure and scale of the place. The offset placement of the trapezoidal buildings along Fürholzer Weg creates a generous entrance area that mediates between the city and the school. Together with the existing Primary School (built in 1972, refurbished and expanded in 2007) on the opposite side of the site, the ensemble creates a sheltered center that forms the main schoolyard.


Via the main entrance to the all-day care area, pupils can go from the central schoolyard directly to the cafeteria. A broad “reading stair,” with seating platforms that invite the children to linger, leads from there to the upper floors, where the dayrooms and a large, covered outdoor play terrace are located.

For events in the evening, the reading stair serves as tiered seating for lectures and part of the cafeteria is used as a stage. This modern adaptation of a traditional Upper Bavarian schoolhouse has yielded a school ensemble that, with its versatile interior and exterior spaces, makes an important contribution to the quality of the public space in the heart of Neufahrn.


VOF procedure
08 2011

Start of planning
09 2011

09 2016

Gemeinde Neufahrn

Fürholzer Weg 5, 85375 Neufahrn


Construction costs
ca. 16.2 Mio. Euro

Service phases

Planning team
Alexander Vohl (partner in charge), Coskun Kocak (PL), Steffen Ganzenmüller, Katharina Gnädig, Kristina Herberg, Anke März-Sulzberger, Simone Reisch, Daniel Walter

Construction management
BIP – Ingenieurgesellschaft für das Bauwesen VBI GmbH, München

Project management
Drees & Sommer München GmbH, München

Structure planning
R&P Ruffert Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Konstanz

Landscape design
Adler & Olesch Landschaftsarchitekten BDLA, München

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