die baupiloten: carl bolle elementary school
jun 30, 2009
die baupiloten: carl bolle elementary school


‘eingangsgalerie’
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hidden corners, built-in hiding spaces, the notion of mysteries and spies were the guiding
principles for the carl bolle elementary school designed by die baupiloten. it looks as if the school
has been reconstructed to look like scene out of children’s spy story – communication, movement
and research facilities have been developed to give children areas in which to retreat, climb walls,
perch on observation posts. different imaginary worlds such as ‘the summer labyrinth’,
‘climbing the forest’, ‘the secret garden leisure’ and ‘snow world’ are included to provide
guidance on how to use the building’s components, encouraging imagination and interaction
amongst kids.


alcoves with brightly colored interiors provide small hiding spaces and sitting areas
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‘lauschwand’ or listening wand – an area hidden behind walls for secretive pow-wows
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hiding spaces are also built along the walls giving children a place to retreat
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‘gretelspionage’ – climbing walls and observation posts provide children to ‘spy’ from higher altitudes
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built in elements allow children can climb and spy from altitudes above ground-level
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‘blinzelschleuse’
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‘tarnwand’
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children interacting with reflective panels

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an installation of reflective components casts patterns and color across the interior
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‘spionwand’
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