new school Pfaffenhofen

primary and secondary school Kapellenweg

With the new primary and secondary school, the city of Pfaffenhofen has implemented the largest project in the city’s history and executed a new school building unprecedented in this sector before.

Project details

Location Pfaffenhofen a.d. Ilm (GER)

Completion 2018

Customer City of Pfaffenhofen a.d. Ilm (GER)

Architecture Köhler architekten + beratende Ingenieure, Gauting (GER)

Timber-glass façade 675 m²

The large and jointless, front-mounted façade elements with heights of up to 10.5 m made by Rubner Holzbau provide for lots of natural daylight in the entire school building

Thomas Baron, Project architect Köhler Architcts

learning at the "marketplace"

Gone are the times where school buildings were dominated by endless corridors.

This new concept provides for enclosed and contained areas where five to six classes have a space of their own with classrooms, common group rooms or the so-called “marketplace”, a teacher’s station and toilets of their own. The meeting points are the two inner courtyards and playgrounds.

The new primary and secondary school built in the city of Pfaffenhofen has been a major milestone. With this building, Pfaffenhofen has implemented the largest project in the city’s history and executed a new school building unprecedented in this sector before. The school opens-up completely new possibilities, not only for everyday school life and classes but also for public events. Even new rehearsal rooms for the city music band, equipped with special acoustic ceiling sails, found their home in this newly installed school building.

Besides factory prefabrication in the Ober-Grafendorf factory, Rubner Holzbau Augsburg was commissioned with the design of the entire timber-glass façade, including static calculation  and transport.

  • Windows: 1,270 m² including shutters
  • Eternit-Cedral façade: 2,685 m²
  • Timber-glass façade: 675 m²

Architecture: Köhler architekten + beratende Ingenieure, Gauting 

Project management: Eichenseher Ingenieure, Pfaffenhofen a.d. Ilm