Gymnasium Am Geroweiher
|Gymnasium Am Geroweiher|
|type of school||high school|
The grammar school Am Geroweiher is a grammar school in Mönchengladbach ( North Rhine-Westphalia ), which has been teaching according to the principles of Montessori education since 1979 and whose building is a listed building.
The building was constructed from 1952 to 1957. It was entered under No. B 167 on November 22, 2004 in the monuments list of the city of Mönchengladbach .
The property is located northwest of the Geroweiher at the foot of the Abteiberg. The school building complex consists of three U-shaped wings grouped around the schoolyard and each slightly bent in the middle, with a fourth wing attached to the rear along Balderichstrasse. This houses the larger rooms of the school with the foyer , the auditorium and the gym and is divided into individual structures of different heights and their own roof according to its functional areas.
The two- to three-storey buildings are made of reinforced concrete as a skeleton structure, which is reflected as a rhythmic structuring element in the plastered facades to the school yard, and are covered by gently sloping hipped roofs with tile roofing. On the outside of the complex, on the other hand, the facades show a close row of vertical format windows .
The main entrance to the school is on Balderichstrasse in the foyer, which is slightly set back between the U-shaped complex and the auditorium. The foyer is two-storey with a flat roof and has a generous window through with bands of floor-to-ceiling, vertical-format windows or French doors - on both sides on the upper floor, on the ground floor only on the back facing the school garden . On the ground floor of the front entrance, a framed pavilion-like stem with wide overhanging flat roof, the six-leaf door system of the vestibule . To the east, the foyer continues into the middle wing of the component framing the school yard and allows access to the school yard from there.
The three wings surrounding the schoolyard house the classrooms facing the schoolyard in a one-hip arrangement with spacious, bright corridors along the outside of the complex and curved stairs typical of the time . The middle wing with the classrooms is three-story, the northeast wing with the technical rooms and the rooms for the administration as well as the southwest wing for the former women's high school and today's elementary school are two-story. The latter is only connected to the central building on the upper floor. He takes u. a. the drawing room, the work room and a kitchen and ends in the southeast in a small dining room. This is followed by a terrace , which is surrounded by a low natural stone wall and ends with a reinforced concrete slab supported by thin round supports as a roof . In the center of its rounded end is a support with a surrounding bench.
On the other side of the foyer, the auditorium with a stage and a curved gallery and - also set back somewhat from Balderichstrasse - the sports hall are connected to the north . While the auditorium with its large window front opens onto Balderichstrasse, in the sports hall all of the spaces between the concrete skeleton on the south side of the garden are glazed. Doors at both ends of the facade allow access to the outdoor sports facilities in front.
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