Sportschulzentrum Dresden / DE


At the beginning of the 20th century, Hans Erlwein designed the Neuer Schlachthof on the Ostra preserve in the west of the old part of Dresden. In the meantime, this building has been converted for the fair and together with a large sports complex determines the look of the grounds. Near it is the new sports school centre designed by the architects Meyer and Bassin. This new building and six listed buildings by Erlwein house a sports grammar school, a sports secondary school and a boarding school. The new building has been influenced by the large dimensions of the existing buildings and is oriented according to the routes and the open spaces which are running strictly in an east-west direction. The architects also designed the façades facing the street and the houses next door to match this large scale. Frames made of plates of fibre-cement combine the upper floors into twostorey units. The façades towards the inner courtyard, on the other hand, have no projections and no recesses but are horizontally structured by a hung solar screen. From the inner courtyard, one gets into the building-high entrance hall which gives access to all of the three building parts: the north wing with the sections for teachers and administrators as well as the stand of the adjoining sports hall, the west wing housing the canteen and the classrooms of the secondary school, as well as the east wing with various classrooms for special disciplines and the classrooms of the grammar school. At the latter’s southern end is the library, a cube projecting over two storeys and with vertical sun-control louvers. The 100 overnight lodgings for the boarding-school pupils are housed in the renovated old building – a conversion which no doubt would have pleased Hans Erlwein as a city-planning councillor and a member of the committee for the promotion of the university and college system.

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Product: Linoleum
Segment: Education
Country/City: Germany / Dresden
Client: Schulverwaltungsamt der Landeshauptstadt Dresden
Architect: Meyer + Bassin Architekten, Dresden
Address: Messering 2a, Dresden, Deutschland
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