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Planning for Frankfurt's Schoolyards

Schoolyards for a new age
diagram by Crossboundaries
diagram by Crossboundaries
Frankfurt am Main
Jahr der Fertigstellung
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In addition to educational policy issues, the development of school sites in Frankfurt is particularly shaped by the city´s highly densified urban space. Challenges also arise from the expansion of all-day school operation and the associated expansion of services. The mutual use of school and neighborhood-related resources is already established in many places. Frankfurt schools and daycare centers are active players in the direct and extended urban environment.

Schoolyards and sports facilities are an essential factor, as they take up considerable space. The planning framework for sports and open spaces in schools defines the required qualities and quantities at Frankfurt school sites for future planning processes and at the same time opens up the space for options and specific solutions for schools.

The development of the planning framework is designed as a participation process in order to map the diverse perspectives and to achieve a viable tool for concrete application in the planning process.

Client: City of Frankfurt am Main, Education Authority of the City, Department Pedagogic Policy Planning
Program: Schoolyards and school sports areas
Services: Process coordination of consulting team, analysis and structuring of background information,workshops and participation formats, concept, structure, textual and graphic design of the planning framework and its contents
Pedagogy, school building consulting: SICHT.weise, Verden an der Aller
Landscape design: Bierbaum.Aichele.Landschaftsarchitekten Part. G mbB, Mainz + Frankfurt
Sport Pedagogy: Institut für Sportwissenschaften, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt ,
Institut für Sportwissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Partner in Charge: Antje Voigt