Sports hall

Invest­ments for better education


Berlin, Germany

Building owner:

Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Familie, Berlin, Germany


scholl architekten partnerschaft scholl.balbach.walker, Stuttgart, Germany

Project management:

DGI Bauwerk, Berlin, Germany

Design of load-bearing structures:

Helber + Ruff, Ludwigsburg, Germany

General contractor:

Gustav Epple, Stuttgart, Germany

Overall dimensions:

1,060 m³ glulam | 11,400 m² roof elements | 8,500 m² wall elements | 5,500 m² wood-glass façades

As part of its “Investments for Better Education” programme, the Berlin Senate planned the construction of nine triple sports halls of modular construction. The design was by the architectural partnership of scholl.balbach.walker. Based on a standardised load-bearing structure and the natural building material of timber, Rubner was soon able to build low-cost, ecological and healthy school sports halls. The innovative timber construction method required keeping to very tight deadlines so as to ensure the realisation and simultaneous coordination of the nine very different locations.