Wetter comprehensive school

Energy-efficient renovation of a school centre

Location:

Wetter, Germany

Building owner:

Marburg-Biedenkopf District Council, Germany

Architecture:

C+P Schlüsselfertiges Bauen GmbH & Co. KG, Angelburg, Germany

Façade planning:

müllerschurr.architekten m2s, Marktoberdorf, Germany

Design of load-bearing structures:

bauart Konstruktions GmbH + Co. KG, Lauterbach, Germany

Dimensions:

3,315 m² prefabricated facade elements | glass elements 1,000 m² | opening elements 132 (wood-aluminium windows)

The district of Marburg-Biedenkopf invested a total of 9 million euros in optimising the school, counselling and support centre for the 700-pupil establishment. Aspects of the investment package included fire protection, accessibility, catering, kitchens and a forum for after-school care, but also a reduction of energy consumption thanks to the building envelope. Prefabricated elements were used for the timber frame construction on the existing building that dated from the 1970s in order to complete the project – irrespective of weather conditions, according to specifications and all to a tight schedule.