Vorplatz der neuen Kurt-Tucholsky-Grundschule in Berlin.

Old and new in the park

Kurt-Tucholsky Primary School, Berlin

Not far from the former course of the Berlin Wall, an inner-city residential quarter was developed, thus increasing the demand for school facilities. For this reason, the Kurt Tucholsky Primary School is being expanded by two classes per grade. Sehw Architektur planned the renovation of the existing building and a new extension for a total of 300 pupils, with 6 classes each for grades 1 and 2. The planning complies with the Berlin standard for compartment schools, for all-day and inclusive learning and living spaces. The three-storey building blends in with the height of the listed surroundings, while its flat roof makes it less prominent than the distinctive hipped roof of the existing school. A glazed steel bridge provides a connection and barrier-free passageway from the existing building to the extension. The historical view of the Fritz Schloss Park is preserved.

  • Project type


  • Purpose


  • GFA

    5,400 m²

  • Project status

    Planning stage

  • Period

    2019 – 2025

  • Procurement

    Public tendering process

  • Awards

    Contract awarded

  • Construction cost

    16,400,000 €

  • Service phases

    1 – 9 (HOAI)

  • Project team

    Daniel Gerse
    Priscila Munoz
    Thomas Reinke
    Andrea Varel
    Julia von Reden