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German School Madrid

Madrid, Spain
Artificial Lighting

Grüntuch Ernst Architekten
Images: Lichtvision

The German School in Madrid was founded in 1896 and is one of the oldest and largest German schools abroad. It consists of an ensemble of three main buildings which surround a patio: high school, elementary school and kindergarten. A vestibule serves as connection between the cafeteria, auditorium and four-court sports hall. The architecture is characterized by the pentagonal design language, white exposed concrete, glass, aluminum and the omnipresence of light and landscape. Lighting design supports harmoniously the design themes of the architecture and differentiates sensitively and playfully both the buildings for younger and for older pupils. The interaction of daylight and artificial light in the classrooms, corridors and inner courtyards fascinates by its naturalness.

IES Illumination Award International Merit 2017