Munich Learning House – Four Primary Schools

  • area / size 453,322 sqft
  • Completed 2017
  • Location Munich, Germany,
  • wulf architekten created an interconnected design at the Munich Learning House’s Four Primary Schools located in Munich, Germany.

    The pedagogical concept of the “Munich Learning House” (Münchener Lernhaus) is the starting point for the development of an intelligent and constructively mature learning house module that consists of four classrooms each, two interconnected rooms for full-day care and a working area for teaching and support staff which are arranged in a circle around a central communal space. All rooms have a direct exit to the outside area through the walkways surrounding the rooms which creates an unrestricted use of the entire learning house in compliance with fire protection policy.

    The design is based on a division into individual learning houses, which can be stacked and combined in various ways. As independent elements within the overall complex, they are a means of orientation for pupils and also convey a sense of well being. The heart of the learning house is the spacious realm in the middle, which can be used for various activities. The raised areas provide space for withdrawal for reading and studies.

    In order to confront the danger of monotony and anonymity, our design offers characteristic rooms with the selected barreled vaulting that not only convey a sense of security but also possess high sentimental value. We perceive this unique room quality that is sensorially experienced by pupils and teachers as the opposite of a stereotypical, modular structure.

    The four primary schools with full-day care are located on the former military compound on Ruth-Drexel-Strasse in Oberföhring and in the Bauhaus Square in Schwabing as well as in the Freiham housing development in the Gustl-Bayrhammer-Strasse and in Aubinger Allee.

    Architectwulf architekten
    Design Team: Berit Jennrich, Miriam Baehrens, Yeon Yung Choi, Josépha Roussel, Jan-Michael Kallfaß, Johannes Reinhard, Miriam Baehrens, Carla Lopez, Hilal Yilmaz, Elif Yuecel, Annika Wisotzky, Mario Arca, Isabelle Doll
    PhotographyBrigida González