Secondary School Mahlsdorf, Berlin

The schoolyard of the newly constructed secondary school in Berlin-Mahlsdorf will be framed by trees and the gymnasium to the south and the school to the west, with the central schoolyard and areas for play and sports appearing as an open clearing. The trees as well as the areas immediately surrounding the school building will serve for various small-scale uses. Various utilisation scopes are considered and translated to differentiated open spaces: “loud” break uses are located directly around the school building in the yard and play areas facilitating intensive use. More “quiet” uses are possible with spatial differentiation in the various framework areas partially lined with trees. The project is part of Berlin’s school construction initiative. The building was opened in August 2019 and received roughly 550 students. Its outdoor facilities are scheduled for completion over the course of 2020.