Grüner Schulhof mit dem Neubau des

Learning in the Park

Interim school in modular construction, Essen

The airy three-storey building with a regular grid serves as an interim building for several schools and is intended to accommodate other municipal uses in the future. Therefore, great importance was attached to the flexibility of the building. Committed to sustainability, the tree population on the site has been preserved to the greatest possible extent, and wood as a building material takes further account of this concept. The all-round balconies lend the cubic building a feeling of lightness. By playing with the topography, the building cantilevers over the dip in the western part of the site, creating an almost floating impression. By placing the building near the northern site boundary, it is also possible to retain a large part of the existing park area and use it both as a green schoolyard and as a public park. The result is a school surrounded by greenery, or in other words: learning in the park.

Blick in den zentralen Treppenraum der Interimsschule in Essen.
  • Project type

    New construction

  • Purpose


  • GFA

    2,322 m²

  • Project status

    Planning stage

  • Period

    2021 – 2023

  • Procurement

    Public tendering process

  • Awards

    Contract awarded

  • Construction cost

    9,360,000 €

  • Service phases

    1 – 2 (HOAI)

  • Project team

    Susanne Boss
    Achim Eilmsteiner
    Urs Bankmann
    Marcelo de Lavor
    Tamir E. Hoever
    Thomas Reinke