Expansion of the Gesamtschule Hattingen at the Lange Horst site
RDS Partner is creating the prize-winning competition design. The aerial image shows the building shell for the project.
The buildings that make up the Gesamtschule Hattingen at the Lange Horst location is part of the garden city of Hüttenau. The Horst school was built by the architect Fritz Schopohl in 1923. The three-wing facility of the Horst school represents a school building that is typical of the time it was built. In front of the school there is a spacious school and sports area, which forms a grandstand-like entrance to the school building. This specific situation of the site is respected and appropriately recognized with the construction of the new building. The new building is positioned in parallel to the existing building in the area of the lower schoolyard and takes over the cubic volume of the west wing, thereby preserving the scale. The central wing of the existing building, with the urban pediment, remains visible. The schoolyard retains good visibility, and is not divided by the new construction.