What does an individual get out of the elementary school?
-Place to flourish fresh brains?
-First encounter to social interaction?
Erika Mann Elementary school in Berlin,Germany is a response to the third option = a first encounter to the social interaction. The Erika Mann Elementary School is a “needy” school, charged with problems (80% of children without German as a first language, 66% of parents on very low income).
The transformation targeted a lasting improvement that has led to better social skills and self confidence in the children, parents and inhabitants of the district. Kids are very much involved in the design process which created unpredictable forms and interesting architectural spaces.
”To understand how the school social environment works, one has to look into the hallways.”