New school buildings in the Francke Foundations from 1890 to 1930

Eine historische Bauzeichnung aus der Moderne zeigt einen Bauplan der Lateinischen Hauptschule.

Many of our school buildings throughout Germany date from around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. In fact, it was not until the second half of the 19th century that school buildings developed into their own architectural genre. They were not only necessary because of the continuing population growth, they also fulfilled representative purposes and thus experienced an artistic revaluation. In addition, new educational and hygienic efforts influenced the construction of new school buildings. In Halle, economic stability until the First World War ensured that new school buildings flourished. In the Francke Foundations alone, three schools were established during this period: the Girls' High School, the Latin Secondary School and the Secondary School. The cabinet exhibition focuses on these three new imperial school buildings, explains the structural challenges and the special architectural requirements of the individual classrooms.