Waldorf School Uhlandshöhe
The freie Waldorfschule Uhlandshöhe was founded in 1919 by Emil Molt, the owner of the Waldorf-Astoria Cigarette Factory. It was the first Waldorf-School ever; scheme and starting point of a worldwide growing educational movement. A new day-nursery and refectory building is to replace the existing premises. The geometry of the school building is complex. The floor plan as well as the facade represent a modern interpretation of the architectural ideas of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of the movement Anthroposophy. The pile-supported building is a four-storey concrete structure with a large part of exposed concrete surfaces. Widely protruding ceiling slabs form the special character of the building and allow for the support-free roofing over the sculpture work shop including the entrance arch listed for preservation. The façade of timber-glass elements reflects the geometry of the floor plans.