School Canteen Stockach
How do you encourage pupils to learn? Good food is a great way to start. Food for the brain, so that the brain can learn. Together with Stockach council, atelier 522’s strategic design department used this as a basis to develop a coherent concept for the canteen in Nellenburg-Schule’s new building. What structural engineering opportunities are there, what do the pupils and teachers need – and what could encourage the right company to take over the facility?
The new dining hall and outdoor area should be modular and efficient, while promoting a sense of wellbeing and acting as a haven. From now on, tables of differing heights will allow seats to be freely and unconventionally selected. Along with sloping beams forming semi-transparent retreat options. The use of natural materials such as stone and wood creates a durable, unbreakable design with a finish that remains dynamic and clear. School can definitely also be cool!
Space-defining gastronomic architecture
Semi-transparent beams are not only extremely eye-catching, but also enable different areas to be intelligently defined. Space-defining, yet restrained. A real all-round interior design talent. Such as the acoustic panels that ensure pleasant background noise when holding a debate, brainstorming or simply enjoying a good laugh. Four hatches instead of the usual two also now allow food to be served more efficiently, while ensuring that diners have more time to relax during their lunch break.
Once learned, never forgotten
Who? How? What? How come? For what reason? Why? To playfully help pupils to learn during their lunch break, we covered the dining hall walls with a host of fun facts in an attractive typeface. Such as why lemons float, but limes do not. A creative communication concept that has been a tremendous success.