Wir blicken zurück auf ereignisreiche zwölf Monate: vom Umzug der Schule in die Wallenroder St. Anfang Juli 19, über den Abriss des alten Gebäudes in der Maarer Str., den atemberaubenden Neubau – innerhalb von sechs Monaten war das neue Haus bezugsfertig! – bis zur Aufnahme des Schulbetriebes im neuen Haus im Januar 20. Die für den März 20 geplante große Einweihungsfeier konnte wegen Corona leider nicht stattfinden, auch die Kurse mussten für drei Monate pausieren. Die Zeit haben wir aber gut genutzt: Während viele unserer Teilnehmer*innen in den Online-Kursen mit uns und der deutschen Sprache in Kontakt blieben, haben wir die Außenanlagen schön gemacht. Nun erfreuen uns der grüne Rasen, die blühenden Rosensträucher und die Kirschbäume haben einen neuen Nachbarn bekommen: einen Feigenbaum! Erinnert euch mit uns:

First week in our new schoolhouse

How fast time flies… We just said goodbye to our old schoolhouse in Maarer Str., and now the first week of lessons in the new building is already behind us.

We enjoy our new, big, bright classrooms, although not everything has been finished yet. We are waiting for some new doors, the stable functioning Internet and a few finishing works.

For our construction team it is very pleasant to see how the new building starts living its life and in front our students, teachers and administration becomes more and more beautiful every day.


See how beautiful is the new Berlinek schoolhouse:


Back in Maarer Str. 48!

On the 23rd of December Berlinek left Wallenroder Str. so that, after half a year after the beginning of the construction works, we can move to our new beautiful schoolhouse in Maarer Str. 48.
At the moment we are preparing all the rooms there for you and are looking forward to seeing you there from the 6th of January 2020.

Here you will find photos from our move

Goodbye Wallernroder Straße!

Maarer Straße short before moving in!

The final countown

The final work is taking a high speed since till the move only two weeks are left!
Admittedly, there is still construction, but it is slowly possible to imagine the end effect:
here and there beautiful tiles are to be seen, floors in the classrooms are ready and the heating system is already working!
To finish the electrical installation, lamps, sockets and blinds need to be mounted.
The doors will be installed this week.

Our dear construction workers are doing their best!

Interior work in progress

After our topping out ceremony, further work goes on rapidly: beautiful black roof tiles have been laid, solar panels assembled, exterior facade plastered.

Meantime, we continued with the works in the outbuilding where the food stall will be. It will open in December!
We are coming to the final spurt: interior work goes on!
Over 4 kilometers of cable will be laid, innovative airing system assembled while the heating installation is practically finished.
Now we have to provide the interior equipment as soon as possible: tiles, laminate, sanitary facilities, sockets, lamps, and, and, and… After all, we want to move in in December!

Have a tour with us through our new schoolhouse:



We are building sustainably and ecologically

Our new schoolhouse in Maarer Street grows every day!

Not only does it look beautiful, but is also being built from sustainable materials mainly.
For the sake of our environment, we have decided for many innovative solutions.

In this short video, you can see exactly how the new school is being constructed (description in German).

Topping out ceremony

According to the building tradition, short after finishing a roof construction, we are celebrating a topping out ceremony – a beutiful, scented, fir wreath is being placed at the top of the roof.

Main carpenter, Rico, wearing traditional clothers, is giving a speech and we are breaking glasses which is supposed to be an auspicious sign for the whole investment. The investors are expressing their appreciation  to the Green Constructions company and are handing a cup to the carpenter with a hope for further good cooperation.

This celebration is also a great opportunity for neighbours, friends and staff of Berlinek to see for the first time the interior of the building and imagine how the future school will look like. Mr. Wohlert, a CDU councillor in Reinickendorf district, is with us and shares our joy and excitement about new learning programs that we will be able to offer in this area thanks our new, bigger schoolhouse.
Except for intensive, funded German courses that we have beeb offering since 2012, Berlinek is planning to extend the offer with individual programs, IT courses for the elder and if everything goes well, there will me organised films evening!

Keep your fingers crossed!


House under the roof

Unbelievably fast, only two weeks after starting the montage, our future schoolhouse has been covered with a roof!
Our neigbours, the passerbys stop and admire how during one morning or afternoon next walls, floors, stairs appear.
Next week a tooping out ceremony will take place!
Beautiful black roof tiles are waiting for their turn!




Concrete mixers are there

Six concrete mixers,  110 tons of concrete, 5 hours of pumping, concrete floors as well as great engagement and so there is the first layer of foundations!

The highest time for Feierabend!

Foundation laying

We have finished preparing the ground for the foundations:
warming pellets of 60 ³ m of glass foam on the felt lining,
on top of it PE foil under concrete.

Next step: concrete screed on 5 tons of reinforcing steel.

First layer today!


Goodbye our old schoolhouse…

After three weeks after beginning construction works, our little white schoolhous is not there anymore…
What is left are wonderful memories, plenty of pictures and a big hole in the ground…
When the hills of sand are removed, we will strt laying the foundations.

During the demolition showed rusty pipes, strange building materials and a newspaper dated in 1935:

Old house, new house!

It has started! Yesterday, on the 15th of July 2019, the demolition of our old house began. Although we cannot wait to see the new building, it was quite a sad view. Luckily, we have many wonderful memories captured in photos and films.

It’s time to say: goodbye old house in Maares Str.


Farewell party!

Last Saturday (the 6th of July 2019) we said goodbye to our old house in the Maarer Str. 48 by having a great farewell party. Many guests, including teachers, course participants, neighbours, their families and friends could paint the building adding to it a last artistic flair. Mostly children expressed their talents. See the results below!   Now follows the next stage: moving to the interim rooms in Wallenroder Str. 1!

Altes Haus, neues Haus!

Im Bauhaus-Jubiläumsjahr bauen wir ein neues Haus – auf dem gleichen Grundstück, auf dem sich unsere Schule in Wittenau seit 2014 befindet, aber etwas größer in Höhe und Breite und vor allem moderner und komfortabler für uns alle.

In Erinnerung an die schönen Zeiten bisher, möchten wir uns gebührend mit einem großen Fest von unserem alten Schulhaus verabschieden. Das Haus soll dabei einen letzten fantasievollen Anstrich vor seinem Abriss erhalten. Für diese künstlerische Aktion stellen wir die Materialien wie Farben, Pinsel oder Stifte zur Verfügung. Es braucht aber euch, um Ideen in Bildern und Schriftzügen an diesem einen, besonderen Tag zu verewigen.

Schaut doch einfach mal vorbei!