New DODEA schools designed outside the box
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — After years of delays, the new Kaiserslautern High School in Germany is finally taking shape, and it’s unlike any school constructed for military family members living overseas.
When the school finally opens for the 2018 school year, missing will be the long, narrow hallways lined with classrooms on both sides that students and teachers are used to.
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Instead of the traditional shoebox design, the shape of the new $74 million school is a hand.
The palm is the centrally located commons area that also functions as a cafeteria and auditorium for stage performances. Four fingers of instructional wings fan out from the center, with the gym acting as the thumb. A separate music room is being built with state-of-the art acoustics.
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