Sport-Play-Learn Landscape

Learning Centre in Weingarten

The architectural concept “Sport-Play-Learn Landscape” derives from the reciprocating pedagogic principles of “Sport and Move”, “Social and individual learning” and “Language and Culture” advocated in the Adolf-Reichwein School. It offers children differing interior and exterior spaces, which enable and support the pedagogic approach.

A new Learning Centre will be created by extending the existing primary school to accommodate a new after-school area and Kindergarten. The new addition mediates between the adjacent park and city. A rectangular building is punctuated with two courtyards which permeate the enclosing interior spaces. The “Public Square” courtyard, with seating areas and trees, is the main entrance to the Learning Centre and serves as a meeting point and space for events. The neighboring “Play Yard” is a naturally enclosed play area for the kindergarten with a large ramp connecting to the roof area.

Project Team

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Susanne Hofmann, Dip.-Arch. Kirstie Smeaton, M.Sc. Arch. Max Graap, Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Schneider, Omorinsola Otubusin, Judith Prossliner


Stadt Freiburg im Breisgau


GBK 5.500.000 EURO / 3160 m²

Work Stages

Invited Competition, 3rd Prize


Spring, 2013

Design Team

ST raum a. Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten mbH
Jörg Lammers (Energieberater)