© Susanne Hofmann Architekten
Erika-Mann-Primary School, Berlin © Jan Bitter
Initiated by Susanne Hofmann in 2003, “The Baupiloten” is a practice-oriented academic reform project which involves students and users working together to create atmospheric classrooms suitable for children. The project became well known in particular for the innovative design of the communal areas and corridors in schools, thereby doing justice to their role as important learning spaces outside the classroom. Susanne Hofmann, the project leader, also addresses participatory planning and design strategies in her own studio. She presented the project at the IBA_LAB N°1 in Heidelberg.