Integrated Comprehensive School

Rinteln, 2021

The Integrated Comprehensive School site is located at Burgfeldsweide, south of the city center of Rinteln (Lower Saxony). A simple and geometrically clear structure, designed for a maximum of 900 pupils, complements the ensemble on the school site opposite the entrance of the existing school. The two-story school building was designed with larch wood from the region (Brückeburger Forest). Facing the schoolyard, the 110-meter-long new building has an open entrance zone along its entire long side, which serves as a welcome gesture, a covered break area, a communication space, and access to the individual learning clusters. This mediating entrance creates a low-threshold entrance into a bright and friendly school building. The internal layout of the new building is also clear and simple: three rectangular double clusters sit on a base occupied by specialist rooms and administration, which are divided and lit via four inner courtyards. The school is designed as a timber frame building, whereby the timber construction is the conceptual form, as almost all essential structural and building components remain visible on the inside. Thus, pleasant room atmosphere and material haptics are combined with rational production, short construction time and exemplary sustainability.


Competition 2017
1st prize

Paul-Erdniß-Straße 1
31737 Rinteln