Competition 2009: Extension of the Humboldt Grammar School in Cologne, mention

In order to meet the demands and expectations of the contract awarder, we made it our top priority to develop a school building which is not only highly compact (energy efficient) and simple (aesthetic), but also delivers exceptional spatial quality for day-to-day school operations and fully respects inventory elements.
The inner courtyard between the existing school and the new building opens onto the grass strip adjacent to the Kartäuserwall, and is the result of the conscious positioning of the extension on the boundary between the site and the Am Trutzenberg road. Adherence to maximum spacing between the buildings ensures that listed inventory buildings can still be experienced authentically.