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NEW BUILDING Primary school Bliedersdorf-Nottensdorf

A village for all

The construction of the new Bliedersdorf-Nottensdorf primary school marks an important milestone for education in the two villages to the west of Hamburg. As part of a successful PPP process, a place for a new small village community is currently being created based on the surrounding buildings, which is growing out of the children of the villages of Bliedersdorf and Nottensdorf. The new building, which meets the diverse requirements of modern school life and at the same time impresses with its childlike character, creates a common place of learning and living: »BLINO«.

New building of a 2-stream primary school with an all-day area and a 1.5-subject sports hall
Samtgemeinde Horneburg
Aug. Prien
1-5 HOAI
5.000 m² GFA
Nottensdorfer Straße in Bliedersdorf
moka-studio GbR
1st place PPP- Procedure

Give Learning a home

The new primary school is not only a place of learning, but also a space for togetherness. The identity-creating design concept strengthens the pupils' sense of belonging to their school. The various functions of the new school building are designed as small, individual houses that are intended to serve as a familiar home for the children.

The positioning of the building results in clearly zoned outdoor areas and access routes: The main access is via the schoolyard with the adjacent »Kiss & Ride Zone«, which allows children to arrive safely. The open spaces around the school building offer a wide variety of recreational qualities. In addition to the functionally structured playground, there is a school garden, a school forest and orchards that allow children to play and learn in a natural environment.

Connecting clinker dress with three color worlds

The single-storey design of the new building ensures barrier-free accessibility, while the child-friendly scale and harmonious integration into the village structure create a lively and friendly place for children.

The differentiation of the façade is based on the surrounding village structure: different houses stand close together and form a community. The clinker brick clads all the houses as a unifying element. At the same time, each house has its own character through the use of different brick colors and roof shapes.

The different functions of the school are reflected in colorful elements: the learning buildings shine in warm yellow, the communal areas such as the foyer, canteen, administration and all-day school in calm, fresh turquoise and the sports hall in lively green.

Orientation and identification in everyday school life

The primary school is divided into the functional areas of the learning houses and the overarching area with foyer, canteen, administration, specialist lessons, all-day school and sports hall. The use of pictograms, which symbolize the use of space and visually pick up on the learning houses, supports orientation in the building and strengthens identification with the location.

The multifunctional foyer forms the beating heart of the school and provides clear initial orientation upon entering. Mobile partition walls allow the adjacent canteen and music room to be used flexibly. The slightly raised music room can also be used as a stage for events. The library to the east is visually connected to the foyer by a large interior window. The administration as a self-sufficient unit, the canteen kitchen adjacent to the south-west, the central WC core and the creative workroom with adjoining rooms and janitor's workshop are strategically arranged around the foyer.

A place of creative collaboration

The foyer is also connected to the checkrooms of the four learning houses, which are clearly zoned using built-in furniture and each assigned to a learning house. The learning houses, which divide the school into two identical but distinct areas in terms of design, form creative hubs with their central learning studios. These provide space for communication, differentiation, group work and play over and above the function of a conventional learning corridor. The interplay of expansions and integrated seating areas with generously glazed group and differentiation rooms creates a common center and a variety of possibilities.

The combination of wood with colored and white surfaces in the interior creates a fresh and at the same time cozy atmosphere. The basic idea of a village community can be felt throughout the architecture and interior design, so that the new »BLINO« primary school is not only a place of education, but also a place to meet and grow together.

We are looking forward to a school in which we have more space for interaction within the school community and which retains the sheltered and familiar character that characterizes our small village schools.

Grundschule Bliedersdorf-Nottensdorf
Primary school Bliedersdorf-Nottensdorf
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Ground floor
Elevation North

Voices from the team

During the design process, we decided to create a place where all children can find a home - a village for everyone. Our architecture takes the existing, traditional design language and reinterprets it.


The division of the façade into individual houses emphasizes the design idea very well. Inside, the floor plan is completely open and connected by visual connections - even the corridor doors are all kept open.


I like the fact that the school is divided into smaller building sections that are recognizable both outside and inside and reflect the scale of the children. The different areas offer different qualities of stay: the large foyer offers space for communication, while the learning houses with their small expansions are places of retreat for learning.


A project with many highlights, one of which is already obvious from the outside: the heterogeneous façade and the exciting roofscape. A small, separate »village« for the children of two communities - that was the idea from day one and the result reflects exactly that.