Hellwinkel School

Elementary school, Conversion, school design consultancy, 2012-16

Hellwinkel School Wolfsburg is planning to modernise its existing building, which dates back to the 60s. After the vocational school left the building complex, Hellwinkel School became a pure Primary school providing all-day operation. Therefore a new educational concept for running the school was developed. Modernisation aims at creating a stronger link between the new educational concept and the school’s architecture. In cooperation with employees and pupils of Hellwinkel School, Susanne Hofmann Architekten BDA and Die Baupiloten have devloped ideas for a new design. The process of letting the builder family participate was developed and directed by Susanne Hofmann Architekten BDA. At TU Berlin’s department Die Baupiloten, a design seminar titled „visionary typologies for school construction“, organised in cooperation with FG Rückert, offered students of architecture the opportunity to develop concepts for this modernisation together with pupils.

Project team

Susanne Hofmann, Nils Ruf, Kirstie Smeaton (Project Architect), and Theresa Kaiser


Yasemin Can, Leonard Chmielewski, Dimitra Chrysoulx, Tesela Coraj, Viktoria Darenberg, Evelyn Gröger, Sophia Gurschler, Lena Helten, Solveig Hoffmann, Sarah Klohn, Mattila Mastaglio, Mareike Schlatow, Antonina Schmidt, Ludovica Tomarchio, Cas Van der Zanden


Stadt Wolfsburg

Costs/Gross floor area

3.200.000 EUR gross/5.278 m²

Work stage

LPH 1–3, school design consultancy


Schreberstraße 1
38446 Wolfsburg