German School Madrid

Madrid
Photo © Celia de Coca
Photo © Grüntuch Ernst
Photo © Celia de Coca
Photo © Celia de Coca
Photo © Celia de Coca
Photo © Celia de Coca
Photo © Celia de Coca
Photo © Celia de Coca
Drawing © Grüntuch Ernst
Architects
Grüntuch Ernst
Address
Calle Monasterio de Guadalupe 7, 28049 Madrid
Year
2016
Competition
2009, 1st prize
Completion
2015/2016
Client
Bundesrepublik Deutschland, vertreten durch das BMUB, vertreten durch das BBR (Projektleiter Gunter Machens) sowie Verein der Deutschen Schule Madrid Projektsteuerung: Bureau Veritas Construction Services (Projektleiter Christian Gerlach)
Team Grüntuch Ernst
Project Directors: Erik Behrends, Florian Fels, Olaf Menk, Arno Löbbecke, Jens Schoppe, Project Team: Benjamin Bühs, Ana Acosta Lebsanft, Irene Arranz Astasio, Rafael Ayuso Siart, Cristina Baixauli Garcia, Mar Ballesteros, Tina Balzereit, Anna Berger, Joh
Technical Planners
GTB-Berlin Gesellschaft für Technik am Bau mbH, Berlin (structural engineering) – Prof. Dr. sc. Mike Schlaich / schlaich bergermann und partner, Stuttgart/Berlin (inspection engineers) – Ingenieurbüro für Haustechnik KEM GmbH, Berlin (building services) –

The German School in Madrid, founded in 1896, is among the oldest and, with 1,800 students, one of the largest German international schools, and it is a central place of cultural exchange in the city. At its new location in the north of Madrid, different usages have been designated to separate structures, which merge together into one ensemble under the perforated roof construction of the foyer spaces. The three main buildings – a kindergarten, a primary school and a secondary school – each surround their own interior courtyard and look out onto the snow-capped peaks of the Sierras. The geometricated landscape of stairs, ramps and steps follows the topography of the land and, with the lively interplay of light and shadow from the roofs and facades, creates distinct spatial environments.

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