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St. Benno High School

A new Catholic High School with art, music and science programs is located in the city center of Dresden, Germany, between a heavily traveled highway and the Elbe River. The conflict between aggression and tranquility provided a basis for the design. The site is long and terminates in a public square. The blue wall facing the street screens the interior classrooms and provides a calming buffer against automobile traffic. The opposite Facades in the protected zone can develop more free, a play of classrooms facades, a glass hall and terraces open up to a colorful interior garden - similar in mood to the vineyards and terraces of the River Elbe. During school, children develop personality and character - traits which could find expression through individual situations of the building´s classrooms, break rooms, library, chapel, roof terrace and the colors.



Dresden, Germany

Project Type:
Educational Facility/Secondary Ed


Martin Werminghausen,
Principal - Next Phase Studios
[Project Partner with Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner-2004]






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